Main Logo

Society for Pediatric Radiology – Poster Archive


Final ID: Poster #: EDU-072

Congenital structural MRI findings in epilepsy

Purpose or Case Report: Epilepsy can be a progressive and debilitating illness in the pediatric population. There is a large range of congenital conditions that present with seizures in neonatal patients, which are essential for the radiologist to accurately characterize on imaging. Accurately diagnosing the cause of epilepsy can not only allow appropriate treatment, but also provide important information on prognosis and associated abnormalities.

The goal of this educational poster is to provide an overview of different congenital etiologies of epilepsy. This case based review includes congenital malformations of the brain such as focal cortical dysplasia, schizencephaly, heterotopias, hemimegalencephaly, and polymicrogyria. Cases highlighting neurocutaneous conditions associated with epilepsy including tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-Weber are reviewed. Cortical injuries from insults such as congenital infection, hypoxic-ischemic injury, or hemorrhage are also included.

Familiarity with the imaging findings of epilepsy is essential for the radiologist, especially the trainee and those with less experience with pediatric neuroimaging. After reviewing this educational poster, viewers will be able to describe the imaging features of congenital causes of epilepsy and understand the treatment and prognoses of these conditions.
Methods & Materials:
  • Farkas, Amy  ( University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson , Mississippi , United States )
  • Patel, Niki  ( University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson , Mississippi , United States )
  • Joyner, David  ( University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson , Mississippi , United States )
Session Info:

Posters - Educational


SPR Posters - Educational

More abstracts on this topic:
Absence of the ductus venosus and the expected but abnormal course of umbilical venous lines.

Blagdon Ryan, Thompson Deborah, Schmit Pierre

Clinico-radiological characteristics of delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Not just a disease for fetus or neonate

Nosaka Shunsuke, Fujino Akihiro, Kanamori Yutaka, Niiya Noriko, Okamoto Reiko, Miyazaki Osamu, Muto Ayako, Miyasaka Mikiko, Tsutsumi Yoshiyuki, Aoki Hidekazu, Uematsu Satoko

More abstracts from these authors:
Pearls and Pitfalls of Craniosynostoses

Farkas Amy, Hooker Jeffrey, Joyner David

Pediatric Epileptogenic Tumors

Farkas Amy, Hooker Jeffrey, Joyner David

You have to be authorized to contact abstract author. Please, Login or Signup.

Please note that this is a separate login, not connected with your credentials used for the SPR main website.

Not Available