Jul 1, 1989

Nodding attacks (infantile spasms) associated with temporal lobe astrocytoma--case report

Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
K MorimotoH Mogami


A 2-year-old boy suffered nodding attacks (infantile spasms) that were refractory to anticonvulsants. Computed tomography showed a mass with cystic components in the right temporal lobe, and electroencephalography (EEG) disclosed polyspike and wave discharges in the bilateral temporoparietal regions. At surgery, a firm, gray, well circumscribed tumor was radically removed. The nodding attacks disappeared immediately after surgery and EEG improved gradually. The pathological diagnosis was grade 1 astrocytoma with abundant capillaries and calcospherites. He remained free of seizures during the following 6 years.

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Mixed Oligoastrocytoma
Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe
X-Ray Computed Tomography
Entire Temporal Lobe
Entire Right Temporal Lobe
Wernicke Area
Body Fluid Discharge

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