MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER FOR ANIMAL AND BIRTH CONTROL researchers have identified a possible cause of an infant’s seizures that is related to a brain tumor in his or her skull.
Key points:Doctors believe the child’s seizures were caused by the growth of a brain tumour in his brainThe child’s epilepsy could be related to the growth or development of a benign brain tumorThe child was born in the late 1960s.
In this case, the tumour was discovered in the infant’s skull.
Researchers believe the patient was diagnosed with epilepsy after his mother was diagnosed as having an enlarged brain tumor.
The child had a brain scan taken about four years ago and was diagnosed in 2014.
The baby’s mother was also diagnosed with a brain cancer, and was told her son had an enlarged tumour.
The tumour’s growth could be linked to the child being born with an enlarged head and brain, said Dr Daniel Gaffney, one of the study’s authors.
The cause of the seizures was not clear.
“It is not known how the tumours growth could have been linked to seizures,” Dr Gaffny said.
“But if it is related, it may be linked with the growth and development of the tumor, which is not well understood.”
The child suffered from a rare form of epilepsy known as intractable convulsive epilepsy, which occurs when the brain is unable to regulate its electrical activity and can result in convulsions.
“We know that the growth is a tumor in the skull of the child,” Dr Gillan said.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US National Institutes for Health, and the German Research Foundation.
It was published online in the journal Neurology.
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