Translated title of the contribution: Epileptic seizures triggered by syncopal episodes

A. Battaglia, R. Guerrini

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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 contributionEpileptic seizures triggered by syncopal episodes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number82-83
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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