Lateralizing value of early head turning and ictal dystonia in temporal lobe seizures: a video-EEG study

@article{Yu2001LateralizingVO,
  title={Lateralizing value of early head turning and ictal dystonia in temporal lobe seizures: a video-EEG study},
  author={H Y Yu and C P Yiu and D D Yen and Chien Han Chen and Yuh-Cherng Guo and Shang-Yeong Kwan and Yung-Yang Lin and Yang-Hsin Shih},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={428-432}
}
To investigate early head turning, we retrospectively studied videotapes of 262 seizures from 82 patients who were seizure free after temporal lobectomy. Early head movements were arbitrarily classified into non-tonic turning, tonic turning, and absence of turning. Among the 222 seizures which showed early head turning, 168 (75.7%) had non-tonic turning and 54 (24.3%) had tonic turning. The direction of the first head turning was ipsilateral to the epileptogenic foci in 132 (78.6%) seizures… CONTINUE READING