Super-refractory status epilepticus (SE; ie, SE continuing or recurring despite 24 hours of general anesthesia) is a severe condition with high percentage of mortality and morbidity. Usually, this condition occurs because of serious brain damage; nevertheless, some patients develop super-refractory SE without identifiable etiology. Although not uncommonly encountered in neurointensive care, scientific data on this condition are still lacking in terms of treatment and prognosis. Herein, we report a case of super-refractory SE with recovery after 50 days, despite electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs traditionally related to poor prognosis. A review of the literature on super-refractory SE is also presented.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)335-339
Numero di pagine5
RivistaClinical EEG and Neuroscience
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015


  • EEG
  • MRI
  • epilepsy
  • status epilepticus
  • treatment


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