The outcome of temporal lobectomy performed for seizure control is improved by preoperative identification of structural lesions. We used cranial CT, modified to improve visualization of mesial temporal structures, as a means of preoperative evaluation in 48 patients with partial complex seizures. The axial views, parallel to the temporal fossa, improved visualization of five lesions, including two that were not diagnosed by routine cranial CT. In 12 patients, intrathecal metrizamide was used; the rest received intravenous contrast. These modified techniques could not reliably predict mesial temporal herniation; however, modified axial CT with intravenous contrast is recommended for evaluation of suspected temporal lobe pathology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|State||Published - May 6 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology