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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Epileptic nystagmus Volume 8, issue 4, December 2006


  • Epileptic nystagmus


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Tepecik Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
  • Key words: epilepsy, nystagmus, electroencephalography, ictal nystagmus
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2006.0038
  • Page(s) : 305-8
  • Published in: 2006

Epileptic nystagmus is a rare, ictal phenomenon characterized by rapid, repetitive eye movements caused by epileptic activity. We report on a patient with cryptogenic focal epilepsy who presented a long-lasting (>30mn) episode of left head and eyes deviation and left-beating nystagmus not crossing the midline. Interictal EEG showed right temporal abnormalities.[Published with video sequences]