Late-onset temporal lobe epilepsy and dilatation of the hippocampal sulcus by an enlarged Virchow-Robin space

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Abstract

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MRI signal changes within the hippocampal sulcus have been attributed to a dilated Virchow-Robin space within that sulcus, but no clinical correlates have previously been described. We present a 64-year-old man who developed right temporal seizures. MRI revealed an unusually enlarged Virchow-Robin space within the hippocampus, suggesting space-occupying effect. Such an abnormality should be considered a possible etiology in patients with late-onset temporal lobe epilepsy.

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