UF EEG-Epileptologie, Service de Neurologie, University Hospitals of Nice, France
Correspondence: Pierre Thomas
Unité Fonctionnelle EEG/Epileptologie,
Service de Neurologie,
30, Voie Romaine,
B.P. 69 06002 Nice Cedex 01,
Musicogenic seizures and ictal asystole are two rare features mainly encountered in temporal lobe epilepsy. We present the first case of musicogenic epilepsy with ictal asystole in a patient with right temporal lobe epilepsy, confirmed by video-EEG. The pathophysiological mechanism of both conditions remains uncertain. These two features appeared after many years of epilepsy in our patient, and although this association might be coincidental, common mechanisms could be involved, including remodelling of neural connections or seizure propagation to a singular zone. This case also highlights the need for precise electroclinical assessment of seizures that change clinically over time, particularly when falls occur after a certain period of latency, suggesting cardiac consequences of the seizures.