How frequently is hippocampal sclerosis found in epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Prominent hippocampal sclerosis is found in about two thirds of patients with intractable temporal-lobe epilepsy. Animal models of status epilepticus have reproduced this pattern of injury; however, animals with more than 100 brief convulsions induced by kindling seizures had a similar pattern, suggesting that repeated temporal lobe seizures may contribute to the development of hippocampal sclerosis. [10]


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