Coexistence of meningoencephalocele and hippocampal sclerosis: a new type of dual pathology

Matteo Martinoni, Gianluca Marucci, Gabriele Gagliardini, Paolo Tinuper, Roberto Michelucci, Marco Giulioni

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Abstract

Both temporal lobe meningoencephalocele (TE) and hippocampal sclerosis (HS) are causes of drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy. Spontaneous TE constitutes a rare but well-known and increasingly recognised cause of refractory epilepsy. It is well known that HS may be associated with another neocortical lesion (dual pathology). Here we report for the first time a new type of dual pathology; namely, the coexistence of temporal pole meningoencephalocele and HS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-769
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume159
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Focal cortical dysplasia
  • Hippocampal sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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