Postictal aphasia with transient sulcal hyperintensity on MRI

Ji Ho Lin, Shang Yeong Kwan, Dean Wu

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Abstract

A 38-year-old man had postictal global aphasia after generalized tonic-clonic seizure, but recovered within 1 day. There was a focal increase in the signal intensity of the left frontoparietal sulci on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance (MR) sequence 6 hours after the seizure, which disappeared 1 month later. The transient seizure-induced MR hyperintensity was possibly caused by ictal or postictal hyperemia and breakdown of the blood-brain barrier. This report aims to increase awareness of this condition and avoid unnecessary management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Volume69
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Aphasia
Seizures
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Hyperemia
Blood-Brain Barrier
Stroke

Keywords

  • Electroencephalography
  • Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Postictal aphasia
  • Seizure

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  • Medicine(all)

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Postictal aphasia with transient sulcal hyperintensity on MRI. / Lin, Ji Ho; Kwan, Shang Yeong; Wu, Dean.

In: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, Vol. 69, No. 10, 10.2006, p. 499-502.

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Lin, Ji Ho ; Kwan, Shang Yeong ; Wu, Dean. / Postictal aphasia with transient sulcal hyperintensity on MRI. In: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association. 2006 ; Vol. 69, No. 10. pp. 499-502.
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