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Astrocitoma Epilepsy

Anna Rosati, Alessia Tomassini, Bianca Pollo, Claudia Ambrosi, Andreas Schwarz, Alessandro Padovani, Bruno Bonetti
PURPOSE: A prospective study of patients with glioma was carried out. Special attention was paid to the first seizure, to the histology, and to the efficacy and prophylactic role of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Prognostic factors were analyzed. METHODS: Between February 1st 2004 and April 1st 2006 patients who underwent surgical treatment at the Neurosurgery Department of Bolzano for primary or recurrent glioma were prospectively followed until April 1st 2007. Seizures at onset occurring in the absence of interictal epileptiform abnormalities were regarded as remote symptomatic seizures and not treated...
July 2009: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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