John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep (csws): outcome in adulthood Volume 2, issue 2, Juin 2000

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Service de Neurologie, Hôpital Bretonneau, 37044 Tours Cedex, France
  • Key words: continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep, long-term outcome, dysexecutive syndrome.
  • Page(s) : 107-12
  • Published in: 2000

We report a longitudinal, electroencephalographic and neuropsychological analysis of epilepsy with continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep (CSWS) in a 19 year-old boy. The clinical course fluctuated, with temporary worsening or improvement of the paroxysmal abnormalities, epilepsy and cognitive functions. At the end of the follow-up period, seizures persisted. Evaluation of the boy’s behaviour, language and cognitive function suggested a dysexecutive syndrome. We discuss the relationship between paroxysmal abnormalities and neuropsychological disorders.