Ictal contralateral paresis in complex partial seizures.

  title={Ictal contralateral paresis in complex partial seizures.},
  author={L J Oestreich and Michel J. Berg and Dg. L. Bachmann and James Burchfiel and Giuseppe Erba},
  volume={36 7},
Certain behaviors that occur during a complex partial seizure (CPS) are useful in lateralizing the side of seizure onset. In 5 (5.3%) of 94 consecutive patients with partial epilepsy, we observed ictal unilateral arm and hand paresis during 27 of 34 CPS. In all these seizures, this behavior occurred contralateral to an epileptogenic temporal lobe, as determined by video-EEG monitoring and surgical outcome. In 5 of the 27 seizures, an observer demonstrated that the paretic arm and hand were… CONTINUE READING


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