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Abstract #0931

White matter microstructure characterisation in left and right temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) using TBSS

Nicolò Rolandi1, Fulvia Palesi1, Francesco Padelli2, Isabella Giachetti2, Domenico Aquino2, Giuseppe Didato3, Elio Maccagnano3, Paul Summers4, Giancarlo Germani4, Claudia AM Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott1,5,6, and Paolo Vitali4
1Department of Brain and Behavioral Science, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, 2Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy, 3Neuroradiology, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy, 4Neuroradiology Unit, Brain MRI 3T Research Center, IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy, 5Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, NMR Research Unit, Queen Square MS Centre, London, United Kingdom, 6Brain MRI 3T Research Center, IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Tract-based spatial statistics investigations of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) have been using standard diffusion metrics, without distinguishing patients according to the lateralization of their epileptogenic zone. The aim of this study is to further our knowledge by identifying specific patterns of alteration in left and right TLE patients using diffusion kurtosis imaging and NODDI parameter maps. Our findings demonstrate the presence of specific patterns of white matter alterations, with the left TLE more widely affecting both cerebral and cerebellar regions. These results support the need to consider patients separately, according to the side of their pathology.

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