Computed tomography scan of the brain in pediatric neurology practice - An 8-year experience

Y. Nevo, I. Reider-Groswasser, U. Yurgenson, A. Fatal-Valevski, S. Harel

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Abstract

Computerized tomography scans of the brain were retrospectively studied in 1,979 children. Abnormalities were found in 45.1% of the examinations. The most common radiologic findings were enlarged ventricles (28.1% of the examinations) and enlarged subarachnoid space (14.7%). Referral diagnosis associated with high rate of radiological abnormalities included: congenital anomalies (71.7% of radiological abnormalities), cerebral palsy (70.7%), central nervous system infection (60.9%), suspicion of brain tumor (58%), and psychomotor retardation (55.6%). On the other hand, convulsive disorders (34.4%) of radiologic abnormalities), learning disabilities (15.9%), and headache (11%) were associated with a relatively low rate of radiologic abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-632
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume29
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Computerized tomography
  • Pediatric neurology

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