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Old 10-05-2007, 07:03 AM   #1
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hi i am new to this i have been an epilepsy for 18 yrs now had a eeg which sed ther was nothing for or against epilepsy but there was some abnormal electrical activity on the left hand side of my brain they put me on tegratol and that was that for 16 years . After coming to terms with it i had probs with depression and was sent back to see the neurologist who asked me why i hadnt had a ct scan said i dont no sent me for one where he found a malformation and i am at mo being treated for it . now i have read about the treatment for these and there is a very high chance that i could be fit free after . now if they had done a ct scan 18 years ago i could possibly been fit free much sooner . Have i got a case for misdiagnosis . also when i started the fits started in my sleep then developed into daytime fits after being put on meds thanks for your help

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: epilepsy

18 years back, the resolution of the CT was nowhere NEAR what it is today. Same with the MRI's. Hard to say what it would have shown up as in 1989 depending on the age of the imaging equiptment.

Also, it depends where the malformation is located and what type it is. Today they can do surgeries deeper in the brain than then could do back then. We know a lot more about the brain from mapping and 3D imaging with computers to use graphics. They can now illistrate on computers after conducting a MRI, recreate a map of the brain and illiminate the region of the growth. We couldn't do that before. Using this technology they can decide if surgery is safe or not.

Back when I was operated on they litterally "cored out" a growth like you core out an apple. That was back in 1981. We have come quite a ways since then.


Old 10-05-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re: epilepsy

yes you are right i started epilepsy in 1990 sheffield hospital have been boasting they have been able to treat atero venus malformations since 1985 just wondered how long if they had found it wud it of been my turn

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