Le vomissement: un symptome critique epileptique

Translated title of the contribution: Vomiting: an ictal phenomenon during an epileptic seizure

Paolo Tinuper, Umberto Aguglia, Guy Farnarier, Gladiston v. de Carvalho

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The authors present 3 cases of ictal vomiting with 2 seizures recorded on the EEG. The critical vomiting is always sudden, projectile, and lasts a short period. The interictal and ictal EEG recording showed a focus or a seizure involving the frontal temporal regions. The seizures were kept under control by a therapy with carbamazepine. Vomiting can be a particular semiological aspect of a possible seizure as are other vegetative features. The authors stress this critical aspect on one hand differentiating it from non-epileptical ictal phenomena (in particular children's cyclic vomiting), on the other hand from post-ictal vegetative phenomena of a major or partial seizure.

Translated title of the contributionVomiting: an ictal phenomenon during an epileptic seizure
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalRevue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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