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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 41 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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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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