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Atonic seizures in children with surgically remediable epilepsy: a motor system seizure phenotype? Volume 19, issue 3, September 2017


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1 Medical and Surgical Epilepsy Unit, Hautepierre Hospital, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg
2 Clinical Neurophysiology Department, Timone Hospital, University Aix-Marseille II, Marseille
3 Department of Pediatrics, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg
4 IDEE Epilepsy Institute, Lyon, France
* Correspondence: Julia Scholly Unité médico-chirurgicale de l’épilepsie, Hôpital Hautepierre, 1, avenue Molière, 67098 Strasbourg, France
a Died May 28, 2014


Atonic seizures are common in some epileptic syndromes beginning in infancy or early childhood but they are rarely described in epilepsy with focal seizures of structural aetiology. We aimed to characterize the electroclinical features of atonic seizures in surgically remediable paediatric patients and to study the spatiotemporal organization of the underlying epileptogenic networks.