John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

ILAE focal cortical dysplasia type IIIc in the ictal onset zone in epileptic patients with solitary meningioangiomatosis Volume 16, numéro 4, December 2014


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1 Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
2 Department of Neuropathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Kyushu Rosai Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan
4 Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
5 Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
* Correspondence: Nobutaka Mukae 3-1-1, Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Mots-clés : meningioangiomatosis, focal cortical dysplasia, electrocorticogram, ictal onset zone
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2014.0695
  • Page(s) : 533-9
  • Année de parution : 2014

“Solitary” meningioangiomatosis (MA) is a rare, benign, hamartomatous lesion of the cerebral cortex and frequently leads to epilepsy. However, the source of the epileptogenicity in meningioangiomatosis remains controversial. We report two surgically-treated meningioangiomatosis cases with medically intractable epilepsy. In both cases, chronic subdural electrocorticogram (ECoG) recordings identified the ictal onset zone on apparently normal cortex, adjacent to and/or above the meningioangiomatosis lesion, not on the meningioangiomatosis lesion itself. The ictal onset zone was resected, along with the MA lesion, and good seizure outcome was achieved. Histological examination of the ictal onset zone revealed the presence of ILAE focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) type IIIc. Our case studies suggest that in the surgical management of epilepsy with meningioangiomatosis, it is important to identify undetected, but epileptogenic, ILAE FCD Type IIIc, using preoperative multimodal examinations, including chronic ECoG recordings.