Altered Structural Network in Newly Onset Childhood Absence Epilepsy.

Altered Structural Network in Newly Onset Childhood Absence Epilepsy. J Clin Neurol. 2020 Oct;16(4):573-580 Authors: Kim EH, Shim WH, Lee JS, Yoon HM, Ko TS, Yum MS Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent quantitative neuroimaging studies of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) have identified various structural abnormalities that might be involved in the onset of absence seizure and associated cognitive and behavioral functions. However, the neuroanatomical alterations specific to CAE remain unclear, and so this study investigated the regional alterations of brain structures associated with newly diagnosed CAE. METHODS: Surface and volumetric magnetic resonance imaging data of patients with newly diagnosed CAE (n=18) and age-matched healthy controls (n=18) were analyzed using Free-Surfer software. A group comparison using analysis of covariance was performed with significance criteria of p
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research

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