Focal cerebral pathology presenting as tonic seizures

Hema Patel, Jodi Smith, Bhuwan Garg

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Abstract

We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor and mental retardation with intractable seizures, which were demonstrated to be predominantly tonic seizures by video-electroencephalography (EEG). He did not have any electrographic evidence of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a right parietal dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor. He has been seizure free since surgical removal of the tumor. Clinicians need to be aware that tonic seizures can be associated with an underlying focal pathology that might be treatable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-816
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Focal cerebral pathology presenting as tonic seizures. / Patel, Hema; Smith, Jodi; Garg, Bhuwan.

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Patel, Hema ; Smith, Jodi ; Garg, Bhuwan. / Focal cerebral pathology presenting as tonic seizures. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 9. pp. 813-816.
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