Mesial temporal sclerosis in acute childhood leukemias

Academic Article


  • Purpose: Although seizures are relatively common in acute childhood leukemias, evolution into epilepsy is rare. Methods: We describe three patients with acute leukemias who received chemotherapy. One patient also received cranial irradiation. Results: All three developed recurrent complex partial seizures after initiation of chemotherapy. Initial neuroimaging performed in two patients was normal. Subsequent neuroimaging in all three revealed mesial temporal sclerosis. Conclusions: The association of mesial temporal sclerosis in acute childhood leukemias has not been previously described and may be secondary to antileukemic treatment and recurrent seizures.
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  • Epilepsia  Journal
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    Author List

  • Goyal M; Bangert BA; Wiznitzer M
  • Start Page

  • 131
  • End Page

  • 134
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 1