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To define the determinants of impaired facial emotion recognition (FER) in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS), we examined 76 patients with unilateral MTLE-HS, 36 prior to antero-mesial temporal lobectomy (AMTL) and 40 after AMTL, and 28 healthy control subjects with a FER test consisting of 60 items(More)
The prognostic significance of interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) after epilepsy surgery is uncertain. We reviewed 20 studies (including 2 unpublished data sets) to assess the usefulness of postoperative EEG findings in predicting seizure outcome after resective epilepsy surgery. Patient selection and methodology varied widely among the studies. The(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and attributes of atypical language lateralization (ALL) in patients with left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS). METHODS We recruited consecutive patients with left MTLE-HS, who had undergone resective surgery and had pathologically proven HS. Based on the Wada test, language(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the usefulness of the Wada test for predicting seizure outcome following anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL). METHODS From 1996 to 2002, all patients with left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) and selected patients with right MTLE-HS underwent the Wada test before ATL at our center. Patients were selected(More)
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described in association with various primary headache disorders. So far, no case of TN has been reported in association with hemicrania continua (HC). CASE REPORT Here, we report two patients of hemicrania continua associated with TN (HC-tic syndrome). These patients had both headaches concurrently. Both(More)
Wide variability in patient selection, extent of callosal section and definition of successful outcome between studies make impact of corpus callosotomy on patients with medically refractory epilepsies difficult to interpret. Severe mental retardation is considered to be predictive of unfavorable seizure outcome after callosotomy. Very little attention has(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility of antiepileptic drug (AED) withdrawal following anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and to identify the predictors of post withdrawal seizure recurrence. METHODS We prospectively studied the seizure outcome of 310 consecutive patients, who were followed for a minimum of 5 years following ATL for medically refractory(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the rate of successful antiepileptic drug (AED) withdrawal after resective surgery and the predictors of postwithdrawal seizure recurrence in patients with extratemporal epilepsy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the postoperative AED profile of 106 consecutive patients who had completed 2 or more years after resections involving(More)
Lacosamide, a recently introduced antiepileptic drug, acts by enhancing the slow inactivation of voltage-dependent sodium channels. Cardiac conduction disturbances, namely atrial fibrillation and atrioventricular block, have been reported in patients with epilepsy. We report a patient with drug-resistant focal epilepsy who developed asymptomatic sinus node(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and electroencephalographic features, treatment strategies and outcome in a series of children with the atonic variant of benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (atonic-BECTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Out of the 148 patients with BECTS reviewed from January 2005 to June 2010 in our Institute, there were seven(More)