John Libbey Eurotext

Reading epilepsy in a patient with previous idiopathic focal epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes Volume 1, numéro 3, Septembre 1999


Figure 1. Patient at 8 years. Interictal EEG during drowsiness showing bilateral centrotemporal sharp slow waves with a left predominance.


Figure 2. Patient at 12 years. Interictal EEG while awake showing normal background activity, spikes and waves and sharp slow waves over centroparietal regions bilaterally.

   Figure 3. Patient at 30 years. Video-polygraphic recording during prolonged reading aloud shows the correlation between jaw myoclonus and generalized synchronous spikes and waves over both hemispheres with bifrontal predominance. Diffusion of the muscular artifacts on the temporal electrodes. Ictal discharges correlate with clinically evident jaw jerks and stuttering. R. Mass; L. Mass.: right and left masseters; Mylo: mylohyoid muscle; ECG: electrocardiogram; Resp: thoracic breathing.