Sindrome del cromosoma 20 ad anello ed epilessia: Descrizione di un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Ring chromosome 20 syndrome and epilepsy: A case report

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We report a 22-year-old male patient with ring chromosome 20 mosaicism associated with mild mental retardation, behavioral disturbances, and drug- resistant epilepsy. Two different types of seizures occurred: (i) status with prolonged clouding of consciousness, and complex automatisms, and (ii) clusters of complex partial seizures during night sleep evoking a frontal lobe origin. This clinical and EEG picture has been previously observed also in other patients with ring chromosome 20 syndrome, and seems to suggest a peculiar type of epilepsy. For these reasons, cytogenetic studies should be performed in patients with this type of epileptic syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionRing chromosome 20 syndrome and epilepsy: A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)265-266
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number102-103
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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