Studio dell'eccitabilita corticale in un paziente con epilessia parziale e mioclono corticale

Translated title of the contribution: Cortical excitability in a patient with cortical myoclonus

M. Inghilleri, D. Mattia, P. Quarato, A. Berardelli, M. Manfredi

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Transcranial stimulation technique was used to analysed the excitability of motor cortex in a patient with focal epilepsy and cortical myoclonus originating from the right motor cortex. In epileptic motor cortex (50%) the motor threshold to single magnetic stimuli and not to electrical ones was higher then the contralateral side; a short lasting silent period (50 ms) was elicited by magnetic shocks in the epileptic cortex; using the double shocks technique a reduced cortico-cortical inhibition was evident. These findings are consistent with an asymmetry in cortical excitability; an impaired inhibition in the epileptic motor cortex is supposed as the underlined mechanism.

Translated title of the contributionCortical excitability in a patient with cortical myoclonus
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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