Disconnection syndrome due to focal inhibitory status epilepticus

E. E. Haeger, T. T. Tang, G. S. Zimmermann, A. N. Hasso, Carmel Armon

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Abstract

We report a patient in whom the principal clinical correlate of left posterior temporal-occipital partial status epilepticus was a reversible disconnection syndrome, expressed as the inability to name objects and their colors when presented in the peripheral, but not the central, visual fields. Bilateral, localized band heterotopias were the underlying pathology. Resolution of seizures resulted in clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heterotopia
  • Inhibitory seizures
  • Partial status epilepticus

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