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Pediatr Radiol. 1989;20(1-2):23-7.

Computed tomographic (CT) scans in cerebral palsy (CP).

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Department of Radiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

The CT findings in 120 cerebral palsied children are analysed. The 72.5% positive findings are correlated with the clinical types, as well as the aetiological basis for the cerebral palsy. The spastic type, 83.3% of the total number of children, had the highest positive findings. The yield was increased in children with seizures (91.3%) and those in the postnatal group (90%), as well as those with birth trauma and neonatal asphyxia (94%). The findings were those of atrophy in 30.8%, hydrocephalus, in 10%, infarct in 11.6%, porencephaly in 8.3% and others. The atropic changes and their patterns are explained. Treatable lesions, such as tumour, hydrocephalus, subdural haematoma, porencephaly and hygroma were identified in 22.5% of cases. It is concluded that CT scan is definitely efficacious in the management of cerebral palsied children.

PMID:
2602010
DOI:
10.1007/bf02010628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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