Paroxysmal visual disturbances of epileptic origin and occipital epilepsy in children

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_79770CEEC7CE
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Paroxysmal visual disturbances of epileptic origin and occipital epilepsy in children
Périodique
Neuropediatrics
Auteur(s)
Deonna  T., Ziegler  A. L., Despland  P. A.
ISSN
0174-304X (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/1984
Volume
15
Numéro
3
Pages
131-5
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Aug
Résumé
A special form of partial occipital epilepsy clinically resembling migraine and possibly related to the benign focal epilepsies of childhood has recently attracted attention (Gastaut 1982) but its existence is still debated. To approach this problem, in a group of 195 children with idiopathic partial or generalized epilepsy we have studied those who had visual complaints as part of their seizures (twelve children) and those who also had migraine (four children). The clinical and electroencephalographic features of these children were analyzed together with those of another group of thirty children diagnosed as migraine accompagnee in which an EEG had been obtained (3/30, i.e. 10% had paroxysmal spike-waves: one centrotemporal focus, two generalized spike-waves). One child with the type of epilepsy described by Gastaut (1982) as partial benign occipital epilepsy (phosphenes, moving lights, headaches and occipital high voltage biphasic spike-waves blocked by eye opening on the EEG) was found in the epileptic group whereas the other children of this group, including those with associated migraine, had other types of epilepsy. This "new" type of epileptic syndrome can be distinguished from symptomatically resembling entities but its place needs to be further defined.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Child Child, Preschool Electroencephalography Epilepsy/complications/*physiopathology Female Humans Male Migraine Disorders/complications/physiopathology Occipital Lobe/physiopathology Vision Disorders/*physiopathology
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