Computed tomography Scan Findings among Pediatric Patients with unprovoked Seizures: a Hospital-Based Study
Objective. To describe the radiologic findings in pediatric patients who underwent cranial CT scan for unprovoked seizures at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and determine whether there is any association between the demographic characteristics such as age, age at onset, gender, as well as normal or abnormal neurologic examination findings, and the abnormal CT scan findings.
Methods. Official results of all pediatric patients who underwent cranial CT scan for unprovoked seizures from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 in PGH were reviewed. Data were described and statistically analyzed for differences in CT scan findings between different sexes, age groups, ages at onset, and presence or absence of neurologic findings.
Results and Conclusion. Of the 88 cases included, 29 (32.95%) had abnormal CT findings. The most common finding was volume loss. No statistically significant difference was noted for the frequency of abnormal CT findings between categories. There was a trend towards more frequent abnormal CT scan findings among males, and among patients exhibiting abnormal neurologic findings.