"Bruxismo" in veglia come sintomo critico predominante in un paziente con sclerosi temporale mesiale

Translated title of the contribution: "Bruxism" in wakefulness as predominant ictal symptom in a patient with mesial temporal sclerosis

G. Cantalupo, M. Stanzani Maserati, A. Magaudda, C. A. Tassinari

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We describe a patient suffering from drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy whose seizures displayed bruxism as the constant and main clinical feature. Forceful rhythmical grinding of the teeth with rhythmic audible sounds was related to 10 recorded seizures. In 6 seizures ictal bruxism was associated with rhythmic flexo-extension of the left foot. Our data show that bruxism can occur not only as a parasomnia but also as a seizure-related event during wakefulness.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number121-122
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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