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Reflex Epileptic Seizures Volume 3, issue 2, June 2001


  • Video teaching course – Reflex epileptic seizures

This videotape contains a series of reflex seizures collected among different Epilepsy Centers in Italy. Not all different types of reflex seizures have been included. After a brief introduction the video-polygraphic documents are displayed, with a short clinical history of the patient. First a series of seizures precipitated by Intermittent Light Stimulation are shown, followed by startle seizures and seizures precipitated by somatosensitive stimuli. Thereafter more rare conditions are displayed as seizures precipitated by reading, eating and immersion in hot water.

A comment on the more interesting clinical, pathophysiological and EEG aspects of each case history is given.

* The seizures presented in the videotape have been recorded by:
1. P. Tinuper, G. Plazzi, A. Cerullo (Clinica Neurologica, Bologna);
2. M.P. Canevini, V. Sgrò, R. Canger (Ospedale S.Paolo, Milano);
3. L. Fusco, S. Ricci, R. Cusmai, F. Vigevano (Ospedale Bambin Gesù, Roma);
4. P. Pinto, CA. DeFanti, E. Boati (Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo);
5. G. Rubboli, CA. Tassinari (Ospedale Bellaria, Bologna);
6. A. Parmeggiani, M. Santucci (NPI Clinica Neurologica, Bologna);
7. U. Aguglia, A. Gambardella (Clinica Neurologica, Catanzaro);
8. M. Casazza, S. Franceschetti, T. Granata, G. Avanzini (Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milano);
9. R. Guerrini, P. Salvadori (IRCCS Stella Maris, Pisa).


We are particularly greatful to all patients who gave permission to use the video recordings for publication and teaching purposes.

Copyright of the video recordings remains with the original right holders. Published in 1997 by Medicalvideo, Milano, Italy with an educational grant from Essex to the original edition.