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Neurology. 2004 Feb 10;62(3):482-5.

Sleep-related hyperkinetic seizures of temporal lobe origin.

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  • 1Epilepsy Surgery Center C. Munari, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy. epsur@ospedaleniguarda.it

Abstract

Sleep-related hyperkinetic seizures are a common feature of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. Although sleep-related seizures with a temporal lobe origin have been reported, they commonly lack hyperkinetic activity. The authors describe three patients with sleep-related seizures characterized by frenetic, agitated, hyperactive movements (bimanual/bipedal activity, rocking, axial, pelvic, and hemiballistic movements), in whom stereo-EEG investigation and surgical outcome demonstrated a temporal lobe origin of the attacks.

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14872038
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