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Epilepsy Behav. 2004 Dec;5(6):1005-13.

Nonepileptic seizures following general anesthetics: a report of five cases.

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Neuropsychiatry Unit, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ, UK. idalichter@aol.com

Abstract

Five patients who developed seizures following a general anesthetic are described. It is not possible to determine retrospectively whether or not the initial attacks were definitely epileptic, but these patients all subsequently received a diagnosis of psychological nonepileptic convulsions/seizures (also known as pseudoseizures, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and nonepileptic attack disorder) established by video/EEG telemetry or ictal EEG recordings. In two cases there was evidence of concurrent epilepsy. We suggest that nonepileptic seizures may develop following postanesthetic seizures and that a psychogenic basis for seizures occurring after general anesthetics needs to be considered.

PMID:
15582852
DOI:
10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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