John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Reflex operculoinsular seizures Volume 18, issue 1, March 2016

Videos

  • Reflex operculoinsular seizures
  • Reflex operculoinsular seizures
  • Reflex operculoinsular seizures

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Authors
1 Division of Neurology, CHUM Notre-Dame, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
3 Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal, Montreal
4 Division of Neurology, IWK Health Center, Dalhousie University, Halifax
5 Division of Neurosurgery, CHUM Notre-Dame, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
* Correspondence: Dang Khoa Nguyen CHUM Notre-Dame, 1560 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 4M1
  • Key words: reflex, epilepsy, insula, somatosensory, audiogenic
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2016.0801
  • Page(s) : 19-25
  • Published in: 2016

Activation of specific cortical territories by certain stimuli is known to trigger focal seizures. We report three cases of well documented operculo-insular reflex seizures, triggered by somatosensory stimuli in two and loud noises in the third. Limited operculoinsular resection resulted in an excellent outcome for all. We discuss these observations in regard to the literature on reflex epilepsy and known functions of the insula. [Published with video sequences online]