John Libbey Eurotext

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

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Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

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]