Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno

Translated title of the contribution: Nocturnal convulsive events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

L. Giuliano, P. Magnano San Lio, D. Fatuzzo, F. Tata, C. Sueri, I. Pappalardo, G. Vitale, S. Giuffrida, V. Sofia

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We report the clinical history of a patient (female, 37 years old) with a mild obesity (BMI 33.5). Family history of epilepsy was negative. The patient examination was normal. Four months ago, during nocturnal sleep, the patient presented an event characterized by generalized jerks, lasting for few seconds with a consequent fall from bed, followed by headache and confusional state. Further four events with the same features happened in the following months, in the last of which there was urinary incontinence. Furthermore the patient complained an excessive daytime sleepiness. We performed a polysomnography which showed a severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A cardiologic evaluation with EKG was normal. A laboratory polysomnography showed, during REMsleep, many events of bradycardia and ventricular extrasystoles and two episodes of asystolia lasting for 6 and 9 seconds, with a polygraphic pattern of syncope. Another polysomnography performed during nocturnal ventilation with continous positive airway pressure (CPAP) didn't show any asystole event.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number145
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Polysomnography
Confusion
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Ventricular Premature Complexes
Syncope
Urinary Incontinence
Bradycardia
Heart Arrest
Headache
Ventilation
Epilepsy
Sleep
Electrocardiography
Obesity
History

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Giuliano, L., Magnano San Lio, P., Fatuzzo, D., Tata, F., Sueri, C., Pappalardo, I., ... Sofia, V. (2013). Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno. Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, (145), 302-304.

Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno. / Giuliano, L.; Magnano San Lio, P.; Fatuzzo, D.; Tata, F.; Sueri, C.; Pappalardo, I.; Vitale, G.; Giuffrida, S.; Sofia, V.

In: Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, No. 145, 04.2013, p. 302-304.

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Giuliano, L, Magnano San Lio, P, Fatuzzo, D, Tata, F, Sueri, C, Pappalardo, I, Vitale, G, Giuffrida, S & Sofia, V 2013, 'Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno', Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, no. 145, pp. 302-304.
Giuliano L, Magnano San Lio P, Fatuzzo D, Tata F, Sueri C, Pappalardo I et al. Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno. Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. 2013 Apr;(145):302-304.
Giuliano, L. ; Magnano San Lio, P. ; Fatuzzo, D. ; Tata, F. ; Sueri, C. ; Pappalardo, I. ; Vitale, G. ; Giuffrida, S. ; Sofia, V. / Episodi convulsivi notturni in paziente con sindrome delle apnee ostruttive durante sonno. In: Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia. 2013 ; No. 145. pp. 302-304.
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