Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Can brain malformations lead to seizures?

Can brain malformations lead to seizures?

Q: My son has complex partial epilepsy. He has a condition where the brain sits lower in the skull and sits towards the spinal cord. Can this cause seizures? He is only 8 years old and I was told that there is no medical link between the two. He initially had sleep disorder seizures and now they have progressed to the complex ones. What do we do?

A:Your statement that ‘the brain sits lower in the skull’ does not tell us what the exact problem is. I can only presume that it is Arnold Chiari malformation. Your child has additional disorders of Complex Partial Seizures and ADHD. Children with congenital brain malformations have a higher incidence of epilepsy. This may be related to dysplastic neurons, or collection of abnormal or atypical cells at the location from the seizure process is arising. A high strength MRI may or may not detect the abnormality. If one can demonstrate an area from where the seizure discharges are arising; for example the medial temporal lobe etc, one may contemplate surgical intervention. I think you should try reducing the dose of Concerta, may help in reducing his headaches.

RELATED FAQ

................... Advertisement ...................

................... Advertisement ...................

 

................... Advertisement ...................

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

................... Advertisement ...................

-------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------