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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

The varied semiology of seizures in the context of small anterior temporal encephaloceles Volume 21, issue 4, August 2019


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1 Westmead Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2 Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Dept. of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia
4 University of Sydney, School of Medicine, Sydney, Australia
* Correspondence: Michael Fong Westmead Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Key words: intracranial EEG, temporal pole encephalocele, orbitofrontal cortex, insula, seizure propagation
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2019.1081
  • Page(s) : 347-52
  • Published in: 2019


Small encephaloceles of the anterior temporal pole have been increasingly recognised as an underlying epileptogenic substrate in patients with medically refractory epilepsy. The current report aims to expand on the current knowledge by emphasising that seizure semiology in such patients can vary significantly.