Deficit in memory consolidation (abnormal forgetting rate) in childhood temporal lobe epilepsy. Pre and postoperative long-term observation.

@article{CronelOhayon2006DeficitIM,
  title={Deficit in memory consolidation (abnormal forgetting rate) in childhood temporal lobe epilepsy. Pre and postoperative long-term observation.},
  author={Stephany Cronel-Ohayon and Pascal Zesiger and V{\'e}ronique Davidoff and Antonella De Boni and Eliane Roulet and Thierry W Deonna},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={317-24}
}
Deficits in memory consolidation have been reported in adult patients with epilepsy but, not to our knowledge, in children. We report the long-term follow-up (9 y. o. to 18 y. o.) of a boy who suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy and underwent a left temporal lobectomy with amygdalo-hippocampal resection at the age of 10. He showed an abnormal forgetting rate when trying to encode new information and a significant deficit for retrieving remote episodic memories (when compared with his twin… CONTINUE READING