n SA Journal of Radiology - Mesial temporal sclerosis - : case report

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... Introduction Mesial temporal sclerosis is the commonest cause of partial complex seizures. The aetiology of this condition is controversial, but it is postulated that both acquired and developmental processes may be involved. Familial cases have also been reported. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the imaging investigation of choice for the diagnosis and has been shown to be highly sensitive and specific. Once diagnosed, medical treatment is successful in 25% of cases, whilst anterior temporal lobectomy is effective in 70 - 95% of patients.1 Case report The case under discussion involved a 42-year-old woman. She had had numerous previous admissions related ..

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