"La mano al viso": Un comportamento modulato dalle crisi epilettiche

Translated title of the contribution: "Hand to face": A behaviour modulated by epileptic seizures

G. Cantalupo, S. Meletti, F. Rondelli, M. Stanzani-Maserati, C. A. Tassinari

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Postictal nosewiping is commonly observed in temporal lobe epilepsy and is highly predictive of seizure onset ipsilateral to the hand used. Our aim was to quantify by videotape analysis all hand movements directed toward either the nose or mouth, eye, ear, front and scalp in the preictal, postictal, and interictal periods. We found that these movements represent a unique pattern of behaviour, facilitated in the postictal period, and not necessarily reflex movements triggered by ictal-related vegetative modifications.

Translated title of the contribution"Hand to face": A behaviour modulated by epileptic seizures
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)437-438
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number118
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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