Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) type II is described in inflammatory lesions as chronic localized encephalitis. It is a progressive illness with paretic involvement of the clonic limbs and deterioration. We describe 2 children with EPC type II due to dysplasic cortical multifocal lesions. In one child hemispherectomy was performed with very good results, and the histological response confirmed the dysplasic lesion. We discuss the necessity of a correct etiological diagnosis for precocious neurosurgery which seems to be the only efficient therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epilepsia partialis continua and multifocal cortical dysplasia|
|Title of host publication||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology