John Libbey Eurotext

Dacrystic seizures in MRI-negative patients Volume 24, issue 2, April 2022

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1 Epilepsy Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
2 Neuroepidemiology Unit, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
* Correspondence: Jorge G Burneo Epilepsy Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University, 339 Windermere Rd, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5A5

Dacrystic seizures (DS) are characterized by bursts of crying withstereotyped lacrimation, grimacing, sobbing sounds and/or sad facial expression. Multicentric studies have reported prevalence at between 0.1-0.13% [1, 2]. DS are frequently associated with hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) mainly when coexisting with gelastic seizures (GS), however, other types of lesions involving temporal, frontal or insular lobes have been described [3, 4].We describe a patient with crying as a manifestation of his [...]