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A 54-year-old male asked:

If i had 2 normal eegs and 1 normal brain mri would that be a fairly good indicator diagnosing of seizures?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Probably, but: may not be enough to exclude epilepsy syndromes, good history and physical examination by a neurologist/epileptologist who would determine if further testing is needed, at times it isn't easy to diagnose or exclude it, so expert input is needed, good luck
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
To what end ?: Certainly a couple of EEG's could pick up many of the simple seizure syndromes. MRI not so much. The problem is that you can have seizures with normal studies & abnormal studies without seizures. Some centers to a video record EEG for a day/ night to catch an elusive event. The need for such studies would be defined by the type & frequency of events that started the workup.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2018


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