John Libbey Eurotext

Small hypothalamic hamartomas and gelastic seizures. [Published with videosequences]. Volume 4, numéro 2, June 2002


  • Small hypothalamic harmatomas and gelastic seirues


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Department of Neurological Sciences, Epilepsy Center, Federico II University, Via Pansini 5, Naples, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 129-33
  • Année de parution : 2002

Seizures characterized by laughing (gelastic seizures (GSs) [1, 2]) are rare. They can occur mixed with other seizure types, including complex partial (CPS) or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) sometimes with unusual types such as cursive or dacrystic, seizures [3-5]); or they can be found just as transient phenomena, during the clinical evolution of an epileptic syndrome. GSs are found in patients suffering from symptomatic partial [...]