Investigation for frequent epileptic attacks. Not significantly improved with medical treatment.
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Cortical/subcortical tubers: displaying high T2W/FLAIR and low T1W signals.
Subependymal hamartomas with variable signal intensities in T1W, T2W and FLAIR.
White matter abnormalities in the form of:
- two small cystic lesions seen at the right frontal and left posterior parietal regions ranging up 1 cm
- radial bands (thought to be relatively specific for TS): very characteristic linear bands most appreciated on the T2W seen radiating from the periventricular white matter (just posterior to the bodies of both lateral ventricles) to the subcortical region
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This is a case of a 3 year old male presenting with frequent epileptic episodes not improving on medical antiepileptic treatment. There were no other complaints.
MRI performed where a very characteristic picture of TS was found represented by cortical tubers, subependymal nodules and white matter abnormalities (cysts and radial bands).
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