About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News

Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 145-147
Bioline Code: ni02042
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 145-147

 en Randomized Prospective Study of Outcome of Short Term Antiepileptic Treatment in Small Single Enhancing CT Lesion in Brain
M. Gupta, P. Agarwal, G.A. Khwaja, D. Chowdhury, B.Sharma, J. Bansal, S. Anand


The study was conducted in 81 patients of epilepsy with small single enhancing CT (SSECT) lesion in brain to determine the clinical profile and duration of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) treatment. The patients were randomly divided into group A (41 cases) and group B (40 cases). Group A patients were treated for 6 months and group B for 1 year with AEDS without cysticidal drugs. The most common mode of presentation was simple partial motor seizures with secondary generalization in both the groups. Repeat imaging of brain (CT/MRI) at 6 months showed disappearance of lesion in 82.94% in group A and 87% in group B, while persistence of lesion was present only in 4.87% in group A and 5% in group B. 87.81% patients in group A and 87.17% in group B were seizure free. The recurrence of seizure occurred in 12.19% cases in group A, and 12.82% in group B. 80% of these patients had calcified lesion in both the groups. This study reveals that SSECT lesion with epilpesy is a benign self-limiting disease. It also reveals that 6 months AED treatment is as effective as one year treatment. Patients having calcified lesion or persistence of lesion might require long term AED treatment.

SSECT, CT, Epilepsy, Antiepileptic drugs, Neurocysticercosis

© Copyright 2002 Neurology India. Online full text also at
Alternative site location:

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2023, Site last up-dated on 01-Sep-2022.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Google Cloud Platform, GCP, Brazil