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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Lingual myoclonus associated with brain tumour: an epileptic origin? Volume 12, issue 4, December 2010

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Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey
  • Key words: myoclonus, lingual, epileptic, brain tumour, epilepsia partialis continua
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2010.0333
  • Page(s) : 303-5
  • Published in: 2010

We describe a 59-year-old man, suffering from a left-sided weakness, who was diagnosed with a right frontal oligodendroglioma. One month after a craniotomy, he complained of perioral numbness and slurred speech, which lasted about an hour. Neurological examination discovered dysarthric speech and repetitive, rhythmic myoclonic jerks of the tongue and the lower lip. We suggest this lingual myoclonus was an epileptic phenomenon associated with brain tumour. [Published with video sequences]