Intractable reflex audiogenic epilepsy successfully treated by peri-insular hemispherotomy

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2C5681722953
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Intractable reflex audiogenic epilepsy successfully treated by peri-insular hemispherotomy
Journal
Seizure
Author(s)
Martinez-Manas  R., Daniel  R. T., Debatisse  D., Maeder-Ingvar  M., Meagher-Villemure  K., Villemure  J. G., Deonna  T.
ISSN
1059-1311 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Volume
13
Number
7
Pages
486-490
Notes
PT - Case Reports PT - Comparative Study PT - Journal Article
Abstract
We report a case of an infantile hemiplegia seizure syndrome (IHSS) that presented with intractable reflex audiogenic startle epilepsy which in itself is an uncommon form of seizure disorder. Peri-insular hemispherotomy provided complete seizure control. Also of particular interest was that this syndrome resulted from an iatrogenic brain injury sustained during the course of a caesarian section. We review the different mechanisms of birth injury reported in the literature and, discuss the physiopathogenesis of the hemispheric damage in this patient. We also review the literature on "reflex epilepsy" as it applies to this case. Intractable reflex audiogenic (startle) epilepsy in IHSS submitted to hemispherotomy has not previously been reported
Keywords
Cerebral Cortex/metabolism/Pathology/surgery/Child/Epilepsy,Reflex/Functional Laterality/Hemispherectomy/methods/Humans/Immunohistochemistry/Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Cine/Male/Neurofilament Proteins/Neurons/Review Literature/Treatment Outcome
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Create date
29/01/2008 18:34
Last modification date
20/08/2019 13:11
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