Giant hypothalamic hamartoma and associated seizure types.

  title={Giant hypothalamic hamartoma and associated seizure types.},
  author={Ashfaq A. Razzaq and M K Chishti},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={51 8},
Hypothalamic hamartomas are congenital malformations: consisting of disorganized, mature, neuronal elements in proportions, similar to that of normal tissue. The clinical presentation may include any combination of the following: asymptomatic, precocious puberty, behavioral disturbances and various types of seizures. The seizure pattern usually consists of laughing (gelastic seizures) beginning in early childhood, quite often in the first year of life. In later years, focal seizures dominate… CONTINUE READING


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