Prognosi dell'epilessia frontale notturna (EFN): Studio del follow-up a lungo termine di 56 pazienti

Translated title of the contribution: Prognosis of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: Study of long follow-up period in 56 patients

F. Pittau, L. Licchetta, S. Musho Ilbeh, L. Vignatelli, F. Bisulli, I. Naldi, F. Provini, J. E. Fares, P. Tinuper

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Purpose: This study analyses the clinical and prognostic features of 56 patients (pts) with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (NFLE) after a long follow-up. Methods: We selected 56 patients with NFLE according to the following criteria: a history of nocturnal motor seizures suggesting frontal lobe involvement, video-PSG recording of at least 1 major episode or 2 stereotyped paroxysmal arousals, a follow-up period > 5 years, last visit within the last 24 months. On the basis of seizure frequency at the last visit our population was divided into 2 groups: pts with Negative Evolution (NE- seizure frequency varying from daily to pluri-yearly: 31 pts, 55.4%) and pts with Positive Evolution (PE- seizure-free for at least 1 year or with sporadic seizure: 25 pts, 44.6%). Results: Among NE pts the mean age at onset of epilepsy was slightly lower than in PE pts (PE 17.8 years vs NE 11.8 years; p = 0.046); a family history of febrile convulsions (FC) was found only in the PE group (16%). No significant differences were observed between the two groups about the others variables analyzed. Conclusions: These preliminary data show only two significant differences between NE and PE pts regarding earlier age at onset in the NE group, that seems to be a negative prognostic factor, and a positive family history for FC reported only in the PE group.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number136-137
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
Seizures
Febrile Seizures
Age of Onset
Video Recording
Frontal Lobe
Arousal
Epilepsy

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Prognosi dell'epilessia frontale notturna (EFN) : Studio del follow-up a lungo termine di 56 pazienti. / Pittau, F.; Licchetta, L.; Musho Ilbeh, S.; Vignatelli, L.; Bisulli, F.; Naldi, I.; Provini, F.; Fares, J. E.; Tinuper, P.

In: Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, No. 136-137, 05.2008, p. 143-144.

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