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Vanishing hyperintensity in MRI: Vascular or epileptic origin?

Journal: Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Keywords : status epilepticus; vascular; cavernous cerebral malformation; vanishing lesions; magnetic resonance imaging.;

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Status Epilepticus and epilepsy-related MRI vanishing changes have been reported in the literature since the 1980s; hypoxia and hypoperfusion have been related to these image modifications. These alterations and their disappearing characteristics can cause trouble among work up and their diagnosis, especially if there is no exact etiology of what is causing seizures. We present a case of a 37-year-old righthanded man with a 6-year history followed up after seizure debut, with no exact etiology at the first event, considering an ischemic event as etiology. After a six-year follow-up seizure-free and no sequels, the patient newly developed aphasia, seizures, and status epilepticus, with a now evident vascular abnormality (cavernous cerebral malformation) etiology in MRI imaging. The cumbersomeness of the clinical picture in its presentation, the seriousness to which it reached, and the complete resolution of the problem with medical treatment make this clinical case especially attractive

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