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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Ipsilateral blinking: a rare lateralizing seizure phenomenon in temporal lobe epilepsy Volume 1, issue 3, Septembre 1999

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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 [1], unilateral dystonic hand posturing [2], unilateral clonic seizures [3], and unilateral tonic seizures [4] occur contralateral to the seizure onset zone. Conversely, unilateral blinking has been described as a rare ipsilateral ictal phenomenon [5]. 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.