CORELAȚII CLINICO-RADIOLOGICE ÎN PARALIZIA CEREBRALÃ

  • Ioana GRIGORE Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • Georgeta DIACONU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
Keywords: CEREBRAL PALSY, NEUROIMAGING FINDINGS, CHILD

Abstract

The aim
of this study was to determine clinico-radiologic correlations, using cranial magnetic resonance
imaging (IRM)/computed tomographic exam (CT), in cerebral palsy (CP). Material and
method: We studied 129 children (86 males, 43 females; aged 2-18 years) diagnosed with
different types of CP. Computed tomographic examinations was performed in 100 (77,52%) of
children and IRM in 29 (22,48%). Results: In 19 (14.72%) children the neuroimaging exam
was normal. At 110 (85.28%) patients the IRM/CT showed different types of abnormalities.
The most common neuroimaging findings was ventriculomegaly (38 cases), followed by focal
infarct (28 cases), periventricular leukomalacia (17 cases), cortical and cortical/subcortical
atrophy (13 cases), basal ganglia lesions (12 cases) and cortical migration and organization
problems (12 cases). The CT/IRM abnormalities was associated in 65.45% of cases with
mental retardation and 44,54% presented epileptic seizures. In CP neuroimaging findings are
common, but variable and IRM/CT change correlates with neurological assessment. Conclusion:
Patients with CP and mental retardation or/and epilepsy were more likely to have obvious
CT/IRM changes.

Author Biographies

Ioana GRIGORE, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Doctorand

Georgeta DIACONU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Clinica a III-a Pediatrie

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Published
2019-10-15
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS