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 contribution||Ring chromosome 20 syndrome and epilepsy: A case report|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology