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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 28(10); 1999 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1999;28(10): 1479-1484.
Risk Factors of Late Post-traumatic Seizure.
Seung Wook Lee, Seong Ho Kim, Eul Soo Chung, Jang Ho Bae, Byung Yun Choi, Soo Ho Cho
1Department of Neurosurgery, Yeungnam University, College of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
2Department of Neurosurgery, Taegu Veterans Hospital, Taegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE:
The goal of our study was to identify and evaluate risk factors for late post-traumatic seizure.
METHODS:
This study is a retrospective clinical analysis of 52cases of late post-traumatic seizures among 1472 head injury patients treated in our institute from July 1986 to June 1996 and at least followed up over 2 years after head injury.
RESULTS:
1) The incidence of late post-traumatic seizure was 3.5% of patients treated for head injury. 2) The factors affecting the incidence of late post-traumatic seizure were initial low Glasgow coma scale(3-8), subdural hematoma, depressed skull fracture(p<0.05). 3) Skull fracture located in temporal area showed higher incidence of late post-traumatic seizure(p<0.05).
CONCLUSION:
The risk factors for post-traumatic seizure are subdural hematoma, initial low Glasgow coma scale, depressed skull fracture and temporal bone fracture. Both newer antiepileptic drugs and therapies aimed at prevening the brain damage that underlies the development of seizures need to be studied to find an effective way of preventing late post-traumatic seizure through prospective study.
Key Words: Late post-traumatic seizure; Glasgow coma scale; Subdural hematoma; Depressed skull fracture; Temporal bone fracture
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