John Libbey Eurotext

Focal visual status epilepticus Volume 21, issue 1, February 2019

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Department for Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
* Correspondence: Caspar Stephani Department for Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, 37075 Göttingen, Germany

Epileptic visual auras are elementary to complex and sometimes occur as colourful visual phenomena located close to or within the central part of the contralateral hemi-field. They typically last from seconds to a few minutes, which discriminates them from the usually longer-lasting visual auras (5-30 minutes) of patients suffering from migraine. We present an adult patient with occipital lobe epilepsy whose visual aura under epilepsy monitoring lasted for more than 30 minutes with almost no propagation, demonstrating a rare, but remarkable, sustained local epileptic network activity associated with resection of an occipital arterio-venous malformation.