Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(1):58-63.
Published online January 31, 1988.
Significance of Brain CT in Children with Intracranial Disorders.
Eun Kyung Choi, Myung Ho Kwon, Mea Young Chung, Dong Hyuck Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Koryo General Hospital, Seoul, Korea
중추신경계 이상 환아에서 뇌전산화 단층촬영술의 의의
최은경, 권명호, 정미영, 김동혁
고려병원 소아과
Received: 12 August 1987
Abstract
Brain CT (Computerized Transaxial Tomography) is a noninvasive, safe and painless diagnostic approach to neurologic disorders in children. Brain CT is valuable in diagnosing intracranial pathology by demonstration of location, extent and nature of a lesion, and is also used to follow up after treatment. We have analysed 75 children with chief complaints of neurological symptoms examined at Department of Pediatrics, Koryo General Hospital, Seoul from September 1984 to July 1985. The results were as follows; 75 cases with chief complaints of neurological symptoms were studied by brain CT, the sex ratio of which was about 1:1 (male 37 to female 38). The age distribution was from neonate to 15 years old. In 26 (35%) out of 75 cases, brain CT demonstrated abnormal findings such as hydrocephalus, tumor, atrophy, calcifficaiton, etc.. The incidence of abnormal CT findings according to chief complaints was relatively high in mentality change, limb paresis and mental and growth retardation, whereas relatively low in seizure and headache. Brain CT is particularly valuable in diagnosis of hydrocephalus, tumor, atrophy, porencephaly, abscess, subdural hygroma and tuberous sclerosis.
Key Words: Brain computed Tomography, Intracranial disorder.


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