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Occipital epilepsies in children.

Authors
  • Gökçay, Ahmet
  • Gökçay, Figen
  • Ekmekçí, Ozgül
  • Ulkü, Ayfer
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
6
Issue
5
Pages
261–268
Identifiers
PMID: 12374578
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Occipital lobe seizures, as defined by subjective symptoms and objective signs, can be recognized by clinical seizure characteristics in most cases. Visual symptoms such as hallucinations and amaurosis are the most common occipital lobe seizure symptoms. The patients must be classified in order to be able to define the prognosis. In this study, we classified patients with occipital epilepsy as childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms (19 patients), idiopathic photosensitive occipital epilepsy (10 patients) and symptomatic occipital epilepsy (25 patients). They were evaluated according to clinical, electrographic and neuroimaging characteristics.

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