Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy?

Pierangelo Veggiotti, F. Beccaria, A. Gatti, G. Papalia, C. Resi, G. Lanzi

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Abstract

We report the case of a child with benign partial epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECT) in whom protrusion of the tongue stopped the interictal abnormalities, and describe the polygraphic EEG recording of a seizure which terminated upon voluntary protrusion of the tongue. We mention the close link between the post-central (somatosensory) cortex and pre-central (motor) cortex, and how the primary sensory area has direct access to the motor cortex. We also examine how a tactile stimulus may provoke the inhibition of an epileptic discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Rolandic Epilepsy
Motor Cortex
Tongue
Seizures
Somatosensory Cortex
Partial Epilepsy
Touch
Electroencephalography

Keywords

  • Rolandic epilepsy
  • Seizure inhibition
  • Tactile stimulus

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Veggiotti, P., Beccaria, F., Gatti, A., Papalia, G., Resi, C., & Lanzi, G. (1999). Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy? Epileptic Disorders, 1(4), 217-220.

Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy? / Veggiotti, Pierangelo; Beccaria, F.; Gatti, A.; Papalia, G.; Resi, C.; Lanzi, G.

In: Epileptic Disorders, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1999, p. 217-220.

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Veggiotti, P, Beccaria, F, Gatti, A, Papalia, G, Resi, C & Lanzi, G 1999, 'Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy?', Epileptic Disorders, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 217-220.
Veggiotti P, Beccaria F, Gatti A, Papalia G, Resi C, Lanzi G. Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy? Epileptic Disorders. 1999;1(4):217-220.
Veggiotti, Pierangelo ; Beccaria, F. ; Gatti, A. ; Papalia, G. ; Resi, C. ; Lanzi, G. / Can protrusion of the tongue stop seizures in Rolandic Epilepsy?. In: Epileptic Disorders. 1999 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 217-220.
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