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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Semiology of hyperkinetic seizures of frontal versus temporal lobe origin Volume 21, numéro 2, April 2019


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1 National Epilepsy Center, NHO Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Urushiyama, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta-Tsukinowa-Cho, Otsu, Shiga Japan
* Correspondence: Naotaka Usui Department of Neurosurgery, National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Urushiyama 886, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka 420-8688, Japan
  • Mots-clés : epilepsy surgery, frontal lobe epilepsy, hyperkinetic, semiology, temporal lobe epilepsy
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2019.1047
  • Page(s) : 154-65
  • Année de parution : 2019


Hyperkinetic seizures are usually associated with frontal lobe epilepsy. However, some patients have hyperkinetic seizures of temporal lobe origin. The semiological differences in hyperkinetic seizures between frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy have not been well studied. Here, we retrospectively assessed ictal semiology in order to distinguish between hyperkinetic seizures of frontal lobe origin and those of temporal lobe origin.