Video EEG : the seizures have an appointment Volume 16, issue 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2004

Explorations préchirurgicales de l’épilepsie, CHU de Montpellier 34295, France Explorations Neurologiques et Epileptologie, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, 80, av. Augustin Fliche, 34295 Montpellier cedex 05, France

After a study on the precipitating factors of temporal seizures during long term monitoring EEG‐video, we decide to send a selfquestionnaire to the patient with presurgical assessment and to compare the results with the findings during the recording. Indeed, in our previous study, we observed in 31 patiens the role of certain factors such as daytime, time of episode, relaxation... These elements were found during several seizures for the same subject, thus characterizing a pattern for each patient. A more objective knowledge of this pattern could help us to induce seizures and to have preventive measures adapted for each subject. The questionnaire concerned the month prior to the video‐EEG recording. The precipitating factors of seizures at home and during the hospitalization were compared for each patient and are presented in this study.