Fenomeni critici in sonno: Iter diagnostico di un caso di 'Epileptic Wandering'

Translated title of the contribution: Nocturnal paroxysmal disorders: A new case of 'Epileptic Wandering'

R. Gaggero, M. Baglietto, L. Nobili, R. Devescovi, A. Schinardi

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A boy 13-yr-old presents complex nocturnal episodes, frequent until 5- 30 every night. The video-EEG and polysomnography show two different phenomena: the first are more prolonged (he wakes up with his head turned to the right and a frightened expression. He sits up and stands up, then wanders for 50''-60''); the others are short (he wakes up and sits up with incoordinated movements for 20''-30''). A brother and a sister showed analogous episodes, controlled by CBZ. The EEG shows atypical K complex followed by sharp waves in left frontal region. These episodes disappear with CBZ. The clinical and EEG data can suggest a form of epileptic wandering associated with paroxysmal dystonia. Also in this case, several features support an epileptic origin of these disorders.

Translated title of the contributionNocturnal paroxysmal disorders: A new case of 'Epileptic Wandering'
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number102-103
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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