Mitsuyo Nishimura

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Progressive myoclonic epilepsy (PME) is a group of disorders in which myoclonus is a major component. Patients with PME typically have generalized tonic–clonic or clonic seizures, mental retardation culminating in dementia, and a neurologic syndrome that almost always includes cerebellar dysfunction. It comprises a heterogeneous group of inherited(More)
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a chromosome disorder (4p-syndrome) which is characterized by craniofacial features and epileptic seizures. Here, we report a case of WHS with West syndrome, in whom the seizures were refractory to several antiepileptic drugs but were responsive to the addition of lamotrigine. The patient had epileptic spasms at age seven(More)
PURPOSE To perform an epilepsy surgery on a patient with drug resistant epilepsy secondary to bilateral brain malformation. The patient was a 2-year 9-month-old boy who had congenital bilateral multiple abnormalities. He developed a complex partial seizure at 9 months old. Based on the presurgical evaluations, he underwent a right hemispherotomy. RESULTS(More)
We report a childhood case of localization-related epilepsy manifesting frequent gelastic seizures, which were successfully treated with topiramate (TPM) monotherapy. The seizures were not associated with feelings of mirth. High-resolution three-tesla magnetic resonance imaging revealed no structural abnormality. Interictal 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron(More)
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