"Small" amartomi ipotalamici e crisi gelastiche

Translated title of the contribution: Small hypothalamic hamartomas and gelastic seizures

S. Striano, P. Striano, C. Sarappa, C. Nocerino, L. Bilo, R. Meo, P. Ruosi, P. Boccella, A. Elefante

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Purpose. To show some gelastic seizures (GS) related to small size hypothalamic hamartomas (HH). Material. Pts with recorded GS and HH <1 cm diameter. Results. 3 pts with drug-resistant Epilepsy. Other types of seizures, apart of GS, are present. Neuropsychological development is normal or almost normal; none has precocious puberty. Conclusion. A careful MRI study of the hypothalamic, infundibular and mammillary bodies area is mandatory in pts with prominent feature of GS. Video-EEG of some GS is presented.

Translated title of the contributionSmall hypothalamic hamartomas and gelastic seizures
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number118
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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