John Libbey Eurotext

Gelastic seizures: not always hypothalamic hamartoma Volume 9, numéro 4, December 2007

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Epilepsy Programme, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Gelastic seizures are often associated with hypothalamic hamartomas. However, focal cortical dysplasias can also cause “laughing seizures”, and such cases can be difficult to localize with EEG. This case report presents a 29-year-old woman who was successfully rendered free of gelastic seizures after resection of a frontal cortical dysplasia, localized through MRI and SPECT imaging.[Published with video sequences]