Morpho-functional and radiological approach of poststroke seizures

Vol. 61 No. 2, 2020


Iulian Dan Cuciureanu, Delia Hinganu, Cristian Statescu, Anca Sava, Marius Valeriu Hinganu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Tudor Cuciureanu, Radu Andy Sascau

Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that cannot be associated with other specific causes. The presence of a single convulsive or tonic seizure after a stroke does not necessarily mean that a person develops a form of epilepsy unless the convulsions become chronic and recurrent poststroke epilepsy. The purpose of our study is to highlight the existence of a connection between the type and the topography of a vascular stroke on the one hand, and on the other hand, the type of seizures that have occurred and how long they have occurred after the stroke. The study was conducted in a total of 165 patients at the Prof. Dr. Nicolae Oblu Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iasi, Romania, diagnosed with stroke and spastic seizures after stroke and who survived for at least one year. In this study, the ideal patient should be the patient diagnosed for the first time with temporal lobe epilepsy, followed longitudinally by high-resolution imaging techniques. Studying topography and morphopathology of poststroke sequelae can lead to an increase in accuracy prediction of epilepsy after it.

Corresponding author: Delia Hinganu, University Lecturer, MD, PhD; e-mail:; Cristian Statescu, University Lecturer, MD, PhD; e-mail:

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.61.2.23 Download PDF
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