A magnetic resonance imaging study of the adhesio interthalamica in epilepsy

BOLAYIR E., Öztoprak İ., SÖNMEZ M.

Neurology Psychiatry and Brain Research, vol.11, no.4, pp.195-198, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Neurology Psychiatry and Brain Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-198
  • Keywords: Adhesio Interthalamica, Cerebral Midline Defects, Epilepsy
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Aims: The aim of the present study was to determine whether the absence of adhesio interthalamica is associated with epilepsy. Methods: Thirty-seven patients with epilepsy and 21 healthy volunteers were included in the study. Electroencephalography and cranial magnetic resonance imaging scan were conducted on all cases. Results: Adhesio interthalamica was absent in 8 epileptic patients and in 5 healthy control subjects. There were no any statistical differences between two groups (p>0.05). Conclusions: Although cerebral midline defects may play a role in epilepsy, the present data indicate that absence of an adhesio interthalamica occurs in healthy controls equally often as in patients with epilepsy. © Universitätsverlag Ulm GmbH 2004.