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Table 3 NAA/Cr, NAA/Cho, and NAA/Cho+Cr in basal ganglia, white matter, and cortical grey matter between the patients with generalized seizures and the control group

From: Diagnostic and prognostic role of proton single-voxel spectroscopy (SVS) in non-lesional epilepsy pediatric patients: prospective controlled study

  Generalized seizures Controls  
Mean ±SD Mean ±SD P value
NAA/Cho
 Basal ganglion 2.33 0.56 2.24 0.49 0.482
 White matter 1.91 0.37 1.86 0.25 0.586
 Grey matter 2.81 0.79 2.79 1.23 0.901
NAA/Cr
 Basal ganglion 1.6 0.29 1.69 0.23 0.181
 White matter 1.9 0.31 1.69 0.39 0.069
 Grey matter 1.8 0.25 1.85 0.55 0.934
NAA/Cr+cho
 Basal ganglion 0.96 0.15 1.65 2 1
 White matter 0.975 0.19 1.246 0.835 0.942
 Grey matter 1.11 0.18 1.33 0.48 0.153