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Article: Comparison of temporal lobectomies of children and adults with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to assess the difference in clinical characteristics and postsurgical outcomes between children and adults who have undergone temporal lobectomy (TL). We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 52 patients who had undergone TL between 2006 and 2008. Nineteen patients were classified as children (<or=18 years old), and 33 patients were classified as adults (>18 years old) according to the age when TL had been performed. Twelve of 19 (63.2%) children and 24 of 33 (72.7%) adults became seizure free. Rapid secondary generalization such as generalized tonic or tonic-clonic seizures showed a tendency to be more prominent in children (four of 19, 21.1%) than in adults (three of 33, 9.1%). Patients in childhood had significantly more multifocal discharges on interictal electroencephalography (EEG) (42.1%) compared to adults (15.2%, p = 0.014). The mean extent of surgical excision was 5.0 cm in children and 4.1 cm in adults (p = 0.001). The incidence of hippocampal sclerosis, the most common pathologic finding in the two groups, was 57.9% (11 of 19) in children and 78.8% (26 of 33) in adults. Malformations of cortical development were significantly more frequent in children (nine of 19, 47.4%) than in adults (seven of 33, 21.2%). Dual pathology was found in 31.6% of children and in 12.1% of adults. The intelligence quotient and memory quotient values in children with temporal lobe resection remained nearly steady during follow-up period without significant decline. Patients undergoing TL during childhood compared to during adulthood had distinctively different interictal EEG, resectional extents, and pathologic findings.Child s Nervous System 11/2009; 26(2):177-83. · 1.54 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence rate of Taenia spp. infection and distribution of taeniasis caused by T. solium among Koreans in several localities in Korea during the period from 1977 to 1980. A total of 1,946 stool specimens collected from students and inhabitants of Chungcheong Bug Do and Gyeongsang Nam Do were examined by cellophane thick smear method. Among them, 40 persons were detected as Taenia egg positive cases. The overall positive rate of Taenia spp. shows 2.1 %. The prevalence rate of male (2.3 %) is relatively higher than that of female (1.4 %). In order to observe the distribution of Taenia solium infection, the whole worms or a part of proglottids of Taenia spp. were collected from the stools of egg positive cases by normal defecation or anthelmintic treatment. For the species identification, expelled proglottids were examined microscopically by the number of branches of the uterus, presence of a vaginal sphincter or the accessory ovarian lobe etc. Among 199 egg detected cases in this study 59 (39.1 %) out of 151 cases in Seoul, 12(40.0 %) of 30 cases in Gyeongsang Nam Do and 2 (25.0 %) from 8 taeniasis cases in Cheju Do were infected with T. solium. But none of T. solium infection was found from 10 egg positive cases in Chungcheong Bug Do. As a whole, the composition of species shows 36.7 per cent of T. solium infection and 55.8 % of T. saginata infection, and in 7.5 per cent the species were not identified.Kisaengch'unghak chapchi. The Korean journal of parasitology. 01/1981; 18(2):235-240.