Reflex seizures induced by defecation, with an ictal EEG focus in the left frontotemporal region.


We report a 9-year-old boy with seizures induced by defecation. The episodes occurred 1-2 min after passing a bowel action and consisted of initial staring, gagging, and drooling followed by a secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The interictal EEGs were normal, but an ictal EEG with concurrent video monitoring demonstrated a polyspike wave… (More)