John Libbey Eurotext

Crying with sorrow evoked by electrocortical stimulation Volume 15, issue 1, March 2013


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Department of Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University, and Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA

Dacrystic seizures are rare and have been reported in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma as well as fronto-temporal epilepsy, involving the non-dominant hemisphere. We describe the first reported case of cortical stimulation of the left posterior orbito-frontal gyrus, generating consistent and reproducible crying with affective content in a 41-year-old woman with medically intractable left temporal lobe epilepsy, who underwent extraoperative intracranial video-EEG monitoring for resective non-lesional epilepsy surgery.