Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 Munich, Germany.
- Key words: ipsilateral blinking, lateralizing sign, focal epilepsy
- Page(s) : 195-8
- Published in: 2000
Several ictal lateralizing motor phenomena such as forced head and eye version , unilateral dystonic hand posturing , unilateral clonic seizures , and unilateral tonic seizures  occur contralateral to the seizure onset zone. Conversely, unilateral blinking has been described as a rare ipsilateral ictal phenomenon . We reviewed the database of our epilepsy monitoring unit for ictal unilateral blinking and identified two patients. We report on these two patients, both of whom had temporal lobe epilepsy.