Epileptic Disorders


Visual word form area hyperexcitability associated with focal epileptiform activity in a case of reading epilepsy Volume 24, issue 6, December 2022

The patient is seated in a video-EEG epilepsy monitoring unit, using the 10-20 international system of electrode placement with additional channels: C1/2 and C5/6 and furthermore bilateral facial EMG derivations. The corresponding synchronized video-EEG trace demonstrates epileptiform activity – spikes – more prominent over the left frontal and central areas, with occasionally contralateral involvement associated with lateralized oral myoclonic jerks, with apparent retained awareness, since the patient recollected fittingly the text read during the task.

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