John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Seizure in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes Volume 12, issue 4, December 2010


  • Seizure in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes
  • Key words: benign rolandic epilepsy, benign epilepsy with central temporal spikes
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2010.0346
  • Page(s) : 306-8
  • Published in: 2010

Rolandic epilepsy is frequent in children but seizures are rarely seen by the physician or captured by video-EEG monitoring. In most children the attacks are few and sporadic and generally occur at night. Also, a high percentage of children with benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) have characteristic centro-temporal spikes based on routine EEG monitoring and therefore do not require further tests such as telemetry or sleep studies. We report a video-EEG recording of a seizure in a patient with rolandic epilepsy which may be useful for educational purposes. [Published with video sequences]