A case of epilepsia partialis continua of abdominal muscles after brain tumor surgery

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Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a rare form of focal motor status epilepticus characterized by continuous muscular twitches or jerks involving a limited part of the body, usually facial region and distal limb. Although the cerebrovascular disease is known to be one of the most common causes of this condition, other reported cases with predominant abdominal involvement have different aetiologies, including, tumors, focal cortical dysplasia, and central nervous system infections. No cases of epilepsia partialis continua of the abdominal wall occurred after brain surgery have been previously reported. We describe the clinical, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging findings in an adult patient presenting with persistent unilateral abdominal myoclonus configuring an EPC as the evolution of a super-refractory hemibody convulsive status epilepticus, occurred after brain tumor surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3001-3004
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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