What is the significance of a focal attenuation pattern on neonatal EEG?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Rosalia C Silvestri-Hobson, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The focal attenuation pattern refers to a single scalp region with a persistent voltage attenuation. This pattern has an inconsistent association with neuropathological lesions; both false-positive and false-negative correlations have been observed. Focal slowing is highly unusual and may be a sign of ongoing seizures.


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