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Post-ictal whistling in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome Volume 22, issue 6, December 2020

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  • Post-ictal whistling in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
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1 Epilepsy Unit, Hospital de Especialidades Eugenio Espejo, Quito, Ecuador
2 Department of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
3 Department of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
4 Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI, USA
* Correspondence: Mauricio F. Villamar Department of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy St, APC 5 Providence, RI 02903, USA

A 19-year-old man with profound intellectual disability and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) underwent continuous video-EEG. The study captured numerous atypical absence seizures, some of which were accompanied by post-ictal whistling (video sequence). Whistling did not occur interictally during video-EEG. The patient was non-verbal and was unable to whistle on command. Ictal whistling (IW) is an extremely rare phenomenon, with fewer than 10 published cases to date. In all prior reports, IW occurred [...]

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