Structural brain abnormalities were detected in children with epilepsy with myoclonic atonic seizure (EMAS) when compared to healthy controls.
Why this matters
EMAS is a rare pediatric epilepsy syndrome with variable outcomes, ranging from seizure freedom and normal intelligence to refractory epilepsy with intellectual disability.
The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying EMAS remain unknown. This is the first study to use quantitative brain MRI analysis to identify structural abnormalities in EMAS.