Brainstem triggers absence seizures in human generalized epilepsy.

  title={Brainstem triggers absence seizures in human generalized epilepsy.},
  author={Shinji Kohsaka and Shiho Mizukami and Katsuji Uetake and Tetsuro Sakai and Masako Kohsaka},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={837 1-2},
Simultaneous analysis of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) with reference to electroencephalography (EEG) was designed to examine the brainstem function corresponding to the EEG event. With this method, we investigated the brainstem function pre- and during the paroxysmal discharge in human absence seizures classified as primary generalized epilepsy (PGE). Two types of functional change in the lower brainstem were revealed as parameters of wave-III components (amplitude and area) of… CONTINUE READING