Relationship of epileptic discharges to arousal instability and periodic leg movements in a case of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: A stereo-EEG study

Lino Nobili, Ivana Sartori, Michele Terzaghi, Francione Stefano, Roberto Mai, Laura Tassi, Liborio Parrino, Massimo Cossu, Giorgio Lo Russo

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Abstract

We describe the case of a patient with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, presenting with periodic leg movements during sleep and complaining of excessive daytime sleepiness. With the support of intracerebral electroencephalogram recordings and the corroboration of the postoperative outcome, periodic leg movements during sleep and excessive day-time sleepiness appeared to be associated to enhanced arousal instability induced by by recurrent epileptic discharges not detectable on scalp electroencephalogram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalSleep
Volume29
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006

Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Cyclic alternating pattern
  • Nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy
  • Periodic leg movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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