John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Rolandic epilepsy: neuropsychology of the active epilepsy phase Volume 2, supplement 4, Supplément 1, Décembre 2000

Author
Neuropediatric Unit, Pediatric Department, CHUV, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Key words: rolandic epilepsy, transient cognitive impairment, acquired epileptic aphasia, interictal discharges
  • Page(s) : 59-61
  • Published in: 2001

This paper reviews the main studies which have evaluated precisely cognitive functions in rolandic epilepsy. There are very few longitudinal data on the cognitive evolution of these children, particularly in relationship to the paroxysmal electroencephalographic activity. The difficulty to demonstrate direct effects of the epileptic EEG discharges on some cognitive functions and on learning, as occurs in some cases, is discussed.