Relationship between atrophy of the amygdala and ictal fear in temporal lobe epilepsy.

@article{Cendes1994RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between atrophy of the amygdala and ictal fear in temporal lobe epilepsy.},
  author={Fernando Cendes and Frederick Andermann and Pierre Gloor and Antonio Gambardella and Iscia T Lopes-Cendes and Craig Watson and Andrew Stephen Evans and Stirling Carpenter and Andre Olivier},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={117 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={739-46}
}
Viscerosensory and affective manifestations are often elicited by temporal lobe seizure discharges. They have been reproduced by amygdaloid stimulation in awake patients during stereotaxic exploration or neurosurgical procedures. They are not exclusively reproduced by stimulation of the amygdala, though most commonly they are evoked from it. Ictal fear is frequently, but not invariably, associated with a rising epigastric sensation, palpitations, mydriasis and pallor. We studied 50 patients… CONTINUE READING

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