John Libbey Eurotext

Somatosensory reflex epilepsy: simultaneous video-EEG monitoring and surface EMG Volume 20, numéro 1, February 2018

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  • Somatosensory reflex epilepsy: simultaneous video-EEG monitoring and surface EMG

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Auteurs
1 School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University - Neurology, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Seoul
2 Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine - Neurology, Seoul, Republic of Korea
* Correspondence: Dae Won Seo Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine-Neurology, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Somatosensory reflex epilepsy is induced by repetitive cutaneous contact of a circumscribed body area with a tight time-lock between somatosensory stimulation and seizure. We describe the case of a 27-year-old man with seizures induced by repetitive tapping on the sole of the right foot. Simultaneous video-EEG monitoring and surface electromyography was performed during a seizure triggered by repetitive tapping on the right sole aspect using a hammer. Stimulation produced a tingling sensation on the right sole that extended to the right lower leg. This was followed by motor Jacksonian march of the right leg. [Published with video sequence on www.epilepticdisorders.com]