John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

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Ictal kissing and religious speech in a patient with right temporal lobe epilepsy Volume 6, issue 4, December 2004

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Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Bakırkoy State Hospital for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, 1 st Neurology Clinic, Bakırkoy Neurology Center, Lab of Neuropsychology, Istanbul, Ege University, Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Izmir, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Turkey
  • Key words: complex partial seizure, kissing, religious speech, ictal automatism, temporal lobe epilepsy, hippocampal sclerosis
  • Page(s) : 241-5
  • Published in: 2004

We report the case of a 25-year-old female patient with intractable complex partial seizures characterized by repetition of certain religious statements and a rather compulsive kissing behavior. Presurgical evaluation revealed a right-sided, mesial temporal focus and hippocampal sclerosis on MRI. After selective amygdalohippocampectomy, she has only occasional auras. Her rare and peculiar ictal manifestations are discussed in the context of semiology and pathogenesis. [Published with videosequences]