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 contribution||Small hypothalamic hamartomas and gelastic seizures|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology