Bilateral spike-and-wave discharges in a hemi-deafferented cortex

M. Inghilleri, A. Clemenzi, A. Conte, V. Frasca, M. Manfredi

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We studied a patient with a history of absence attacks in childhood in whom an absence status with bilateral spike-and-wave discharges developed after a top-of-the-basilar syndrome. Surprisingly, even though the ischemic lesion involved the left thalamus alone, spike-and-wave discharges were recorded from the two hemispheres. Three days after antiepileptic treatment (sodium valproate 500 mg 3 times a day) began, electroenceplalographic recordings and consciousness became normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1970-1972
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurophysiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


  • Absence status
  • Spike-and-wave
  • Thalamus
  • Top-of-the-basilar syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Neurology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Physiology (medical)

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