Crisi frontali riflesse

Studio videopoligrafico di tre casi con crisi di caduta

Translated title of the contribution: Frontal reflex seizures: Videopolygraphic findings in three patients with drop reflex seizures

P. Tinuper, F. Bisulli, A. Cerullo, C. Marini, F. Bisquoli, A. Baruzzi

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Abstract

We describe clinical and ictal videopolygraphic findings in three patients, aged 29 (Patient 1), 17 (patient 2) and 18 years (patient 3) with drop reflex seizures. Drop reflex seizures appeared between 3 and 14 years. Sudden noise, somatosensory stimuli and movement were the main triggering factors. Interestingly, in our patients, the drop was provoked by a sudden tonic fit of the axial and postural muscles suggesting bilateral ictal involvement of the frontal motor areas. On the other hand, the same propioceptive inputs provoking the seizures may involve subcortical structures causing non epileptic paroxysmal phenomena like startle (patient 1) and focal dystonia (patient 2).

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number113-114
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Crisi frontali riflesse : Studio videopoligrafico di tre casi con crisi di caduta. / Tinuper, P.; Bisulli, F.; Cerullo, A.; Marini, C.; Bisquoli, F.; Baruzzi, A.

In: Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, No. 113-114, 2001, p. 119-120.

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