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A 18-year-old female asked:

If you had seizures in the past, will it show up in a brain mri years after?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 years experience
Typically no: If you had seizures that were eventually controlled and never had prolonged episodes of status epilepticus, your MRI would show no evidence of the previous seizures. In general, the MRI findings in patients with epilepsy are non specific. There are exceptions and these usually assist in diagnosis, not in determining if a patient had seizures.
Last updated Jul 2, 2015

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