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Calcified Pseudoneoplasm of the Neuraxis (CAPNON)---A Rare Cause for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Not all Warrant a Surgical Intervention


 Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Prashanth Raghu,
Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_462_19

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with varied etiological causes, with temporal lobe epilepsy being the most common. Among the varied etiologies of temporal lobe epilepsy, mesial temporal sclerosis is an important one and it presents as intractable epilepsy. However, we describe here a case of intractable temporal lobe epilepsy with a rather rare etiology, calcifying pseudo neoplasm of neuraxis (CAPNON) syndrome. CAPNON is a rare benign lesion that can occur anywhere in the central nervous system. The thought process till date is to excise any intracranial space occupying lesion to relieve pressure and for a better prognosis, which is not questionable. However, we feel in case of CAPNON, wait and watch protocol can be used to a better effect with radiological and clinical follow-up. Above all surgical excision was primarily done due to imaging confusion over CAPNON and this article comes up with few key findings to clinch the radiological diagnosis of CAPNON.


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