Postictal stability of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (1H-MRSI) ratios in temporal lobe epilepsy

Academic Article


  • Interictal proton (1H) MRS is increasingly used for seizure lateralization in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Studies reporting postictal 1H-MRS metabolite changes in patients with TLE are few and contradictory. The authors prospectively performed interictal and postictal proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (1H-MRSI) studies in seven patients with TLE. The authors found no consistent changes in metabolite peak area ratios between studies, suggesting that 1H-MRS ratios remain stable between interictal and postictal state in TLE.
  • Author List

  • Maton B; LondoƱo A; Sawrie S; Knowlton R; Martin R; Kuzniecky R
  • Start Page

  • 251
  • End Page

  • 253
  • Volume

  • 56