Three female patients (age range 2 yr 7 m to 11 yr) showing syncopal attacks due to asphyxic (case 1); ischemic (case 2) and ischemic-asphyxic (case 3) cerebral anoxia, are described. All had epileptic seizures, as grand mal type (case 1), 'absence status' (case 2), and atypical absences (case 3), triggered by their syncopes. Case 1 also had some massive myoclonic jerks on intermittent photic stimulation, whereas case 3 had, in addition, some spontaneous atypical absences. It seems that anoxic conditions might have induced overt epileptic phenomena in all patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epileptic seizures triggered by syncopal episodes|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology