Eyelid myoclonia absence, described by Jeavons in 1977, are brief seizures involving eyelid myoclonias associated with upward rotation of the eyeballs and suspension of contact when the patient closes his eyes. Generalized spike wave discharges appear on the EEG. A clinical and electroencephalographic study of 11 subjects (8 males and 3 females) demonstrated that although the seizures are clinically similar: suspension of contact does not alway occur; simple or complex motor symptoms are sometimes present; These are sometimes grouped in short bursts; The EEG may comprise generalized 3 c/s SW, generalized SSW or rapid generalized discharges; Not all subjects are photosensitive. Seven patients had primary or intermediate generalized epilepsy while 4 only presented this type of seizures. The authors discuss the problem of classifying these seizures which Jeavons has suggested may constitute a distinct epileptic syndrome.
|Translated title of the contribution||Eyelid myoclonia absences|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology