Psychogenic Elaboration of Simple Partial Seizures

Jaideep Kapur, Ashok Pillai, Thomas R. Henry

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Abstract

Summary: Seizures that cause loss of consciousness (LOC) can be classified as epileptic or nonepileptic based on evaluation of ictal semiology and analysis of changes in EEG events, recorded with continuous scalp EEG and video monitoring. We report 3 patients who had hippocampal electrographic seizures documented with intracranial EEG recording with no accompanying scalp EEG change immediately preceding psychogenic unresponsiveness. Each patient also had complex partial seizures (CPS) originating in the hippocampus. Some individuals can have complex interactions of epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1126-1130
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsia
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1995

Keywords

  • Complex partial seizure
  • Nonepileptic seizure
  • Pseudoseizure
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

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