John Libbey Eurotext

Epilepsia partialis continua and cortical motor control: insights into physiology Volume 21, numéro 6, December 2019

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  • Epilepsia partialis continua and cortical motor control: insights into physiology

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Auteurs
1 Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital,
2 Department of Radiology, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital,
3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Cantabria (UNICAN),
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital,
5 Department of Intensive Medicine, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital,
6 Biomedical Research Institute (IDIVAL), Santander, Cantabria, Spain
* Correspondence: José L. Fernández-Torre Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Avda. Valdecilla 25, 39008 Santander. Cantabria, Spain

Motor epilepsia partialis continua is a widely described variant of simple focal motor status epilepticus. However, few studies have addressed associated pathophysiological anomalies that may help us understand the cortical organization, basic functioning and control of voluntary movement. We describe the clinical, video-EEG and neuroimaging findings from two cases of motor epilepsia partialis continua that support the hypothesis of the coexistence of both classic body and complex motor map models in the cortical organization of voluntary movement in humans. [Published with video sequence]