The underlying pathophysiology of ictal dystonia in temporal lobe epilepsy: an FDG-PET study.

@article{Dupont1998TheUP,
  title={The underlying pathophysiology of ictal dystonia in temporal lobe epilepsy: an FDG-PET study.},
  author={Sophie Dupont and Franck Semah and Michel Baulac and Yves Samson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={1289-92}
}
BACKGROUND Unilateral dystonic posturing of limbs occurs frequently in medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) but its underlying anatomic basis is still unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the pathophysiology of dystonic posturing, we examined the relation between the occurrence of dystonia and interictal cerebral metabolic abnormalities using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET in MTLE patients. METHODS Video recordings of 30 patients with documented MTLE were reviewed to assess the presence of ictal… CONTINUE READING