John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Psychogenic gelastic seizures in a patient with hypothalamic hamartoma Volume 14, issue 2, June 2012

Video

  • Psychogenic gelastic seizures in a patient with hypothalamic hamartoma

Figures

See all figures

Authors
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Key words: hypothalamic hamartoma, gelastic seizure, psychogenic non-epileptic seizure, video-EEG monitoring
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2012.0509
  • Page(s) : 187-9
  • Published in: 2012

Gelastic seizures are classically associated with hypothalamic hamartoma. The most effective treatment for gelastic epilepsy is surgery, although confirming that a hypothalamic hamartoma is an epileptic lesion prior to surgical intervention is challenging. Here, we report the case of a patient with a hypothalamic hamartoma who was diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic gelastic seizures using video-EEG monitoring. [ Published with video sequences]