Complex transient epileptic amnesia

  title={Complex transient epileptic amnesia},
  author={Ryan D. Walsh and R.E. Wharen and William O. Tatum},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
Transient global amnesia mimics: Transient epileptic amnesia
Transient epileptic amnesia: A concise review
Transient epileptic amnesia.
Transient epileptic amnesia is an under-recognized but treatable cause of transient memory impairment and accelerated long-term forgetting and autobiographical amnesia, which are invisible to standard memory tests, help to explain the discrepancy between normal test performance and prominent memory complaints among patients with epilepsy.
The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia: a combined series of 115 cases and literature review
It is concluded that transient epileptic amnesia is a distinctive syndrome of late-onset limbic epilepsy of unknown cause, typically occurring in late middle age, and is an important, treatable cause of memory loss in older people.
Neuropsiquiatría clínica de la epilepsia: La amnesia epiléptica transitoria. A propósito de un caso. Clinical Neuropsychiatry of epilepsy: Transient epileptic amnesia. A case report.
Transient epileptic amnesia is a clearly defined subtype of temporal lobe epilepsy however underdiagnosed and responds very well to treatment with anti-epileptic drugs, and should be seriously considered as a diagnostic option.
Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • W. Tatum
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
  • 2012
Advanced electrophysiologic application in TLE may further the understanding of ictogenesis to perfect surgical treatment and to elucidate the neurophysiologic corollaries of epileptogensis itself.
A Study of Interactions Between Memory Disorders and Epilepsy: Epileptic Seizures in Dementia, Contrasted with Transient Epileptic Amnesia
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Transient epileptic amnesia differentiated from psychogenic "fugue": neuropsychological, EEG, and PET findings.
A patient had repeated episodes of transient loss of memory, which had been attributed to psychogenic causes. Preservation of his sense of personal identity and the presence of repetitive questioning
The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia
This study was designed to provide the first description of transient epileptic amnesia in a substantial series of patients, and it is claimed that this diagnosis is seldom suspected by clinicians and remains controversial.
Remote memory deficits in transient epileptic amnesia.
A broad range of memory tests were used to clarify the extent and nature of the remote memory deficits in patients with transient epileptic amnesia, providing evidence for the occurrence of 'focal retrograde amnesia' in transient epilept amnesia.
Epileptic Amnesic Syndrome: An Update and Further Considerations
30 patients with adult‐senile onset of a severe memory complaint that started before or at the same time as stereotyped seizures with only short loss of contact and automatisms are described, with attacks of transient anteroretrograde amnesia after the seizures.
Epileptic Amnesic Syndrome
It is suggested that an epileptic origin be entertained in patients presenting repeated amnesic attacks resembling TGA or who complain of persistent memory disturbance, after more common etiologies have been excluded.
A Longitudinal Study of Transient Epileptic Amnesia
  • M. Razavi, J. Barrash, S. Paradiso
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
  • 2010
The memory impairment in STEA does not originate from a progressive neurodegenerative mechanism, but rather from an underlying epileptic and therefore reversible etiology, and when identified and treated carries no memory impairment at 2 years after diagnosis.
Teaching NeuroImages: Transient epileptic amnesia
A 71-year-old man presented recurrent transient episodes of anterograde and retrograde amnesia, since age 60 years, with a frequency of 10 per month. The attacks, preceded by vague abdominal
Transient epileptic amnesia: regional brain atrophy and its relationship to memory deficits.
Assessment of the relationship between subjective and objective memory performance in patients with transient epileptic amnesia added weight to the hypothesis that TEA is a syndrome of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and suggests that although standard anterograde memory test performance is related to the degree of mesia temporal lobe damage, this is not true for ALF and autobiographical amnesia.
Transient epileptic amnesia: a description of the clinical and neuropsychological features in 10 cases and a review of the literature
TEA is an identifiable syndrome and comprises episodic transient amnesia with an epileptic basis, without impairment of other aspects of cognitive function.
Recent insights into the impairment of memory in epilepsy: transient epileptic amnesia, accelerated long-term forgetting and remote memory impairment.
The literature on three recently described and interrelated forms of memory impairment associated with epilepsy are reviewed: transient epileptic amnesia, in which the sole or main manifestation of seizures is recurrent episodes of amnesia; accelerated long-term forgetting and remote memory impairment.