Use of quantitative EEG in infants with port-wine birthmark to assess for Sturge-Weber brain involvement.

TitleUse of quantitative EEG in infants with port-wine birthmark to assess for Sturge-Weber brain involvement.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEwen JB, Kossoff EH, Crone NE, Lin DDM, Lakshmanan BM, Ferenc LM, Comi AM
JournalClinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume120
Issue8
Pagination1433-40
Date Published2009 Aug
Abstract

Many infants born with a facial port-wine (PW) birthmark will not develop brain involvement of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Previous studies have shown asymmetry in quantitative EEG (qEEG) correlates with degree of clinical impairment in children and adults with known SWS. We hope to determine if quantitative qEEG can be used as a method to predict which infants are most likely to develop SWS brain involvement on MRI. The current study looks at the ability of qEEG to differentiate between infants with radiographically demonstrated SWS and those without.

DOI10.1007/s11832-009-0190-9
Alternate JournalClin Neurophysiol