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The aim of this study was to describe in detail the neurological features of nine patients carrying the recently reported microduplication at Xp11.22-11.23. Clinical and neurological examination, brain magnetic resonance imaging (except for two patients), electroencephalography and a neuropsychological assessment specific for language disturbances were(More)
Ictal bradycardia is a rare, probably underestimated, manifestation of epileptic seizures whose pathophysiology is still debated. Autonomic modifications may result either from a sympathetic inhibition or from a parasympathetic activation probably due to the ictal discharge arising from or spreading to the structures of the central autonomic network. We(More)
OBJECT The authors retrospectively analyzed and compared seizure outcome in a series of 28 patients with temporomesial glioneuronal tumors associated with epilepsy who underwent 1 of 2 different epilepsy surgery procedures: lesionectomy or tailored resection. METHODS The 28 patients were divided into 2 groups, with 14 cases in each group. In Group A,(More)
Telephone-induced seizures have recently been described as a distinct form of idiopathic reflex epilepsy in which seizures are repeatedly and exclusively triggered by answering the telephone. 1 Typical auras consist of auditory or vertiginous symptoms and the inability to speak or understand spoken voices. These features, along with specific EEG ictal(More)
OBJECTIVES Little is known about the long term outcome of patients with periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) and epilepsy, particularly the course of seizures. This study investigated the electroclinical and prognostic features of 16 patients with PNH. METHODS Of 120 patients with epilepsy and malformations of cortical development, 16 had PNH. Of(More)
Limbic encephalitis (LE) is a neurological syndrome that may present in association with cancer, infection, or as an isolate clinical condition often accompanying autoimmune disorders. Here we have characterized the clinical and laboratory features of two patients presenting with subacute onset, and chronic evolution, of anterograde amnesia and(More)
Nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy is a syndromic entity that includes paroxysmal episodes with variable semeiology, intensity and duration, representing different aspects of the same epileptic condition. In a large series studied by videopolysomnographic recording at the Department of Neurological Sciences in Bologna, we disclosed four main semeiological(More)
Few studies have focused on the clinical, neurophysiological and prognostic features of adult epileptic patients with malformation of cortical development. We reviewed the clinical data of a series of sixty adult epileptic patients with different types of malformation of cortical development, who had been followed at the Epilepsy Centre of the Department of(More)
A 36-year-old right-handed man, who had experienced partial seizures since the age of 24 every time he played or listened to music with a strong emotional charge, underwent videopolygraphic recording, including autonomic variables, and brain fMRI study during which he listened to both "neutral" and "emotionally charged" music. Three right temporal seizures(More)