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Spinal algetic-tonic seizures manifesting as paroxysmal "positive" Brown-Séquard syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17525031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a patient suffering from symptomatic spinal attacks in the form of a paroxysmal "positive" (algetic-tonic) Brown-Séquard syndrome. A cervical cord lesion, presumably inflammatory-demyelinating in origin, was identified as the morphological correlate of these attacks. Their pathogenesis is discussed in the light of similar case reports from the literature. For the first time, this rare type of seizure is published with a video documentation. It may deserve consideration in the differential diagnosis of otherwise unexplained paroxysmal events that present in an "epileptic" manner.
Anne Kirchner; Annkathrin Poepel; Matthias Hantsch; Horst Urbach; Christian E Elger; Christian G Bien
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1294-9361     ISO Abbreviation:  Epileptic Disord     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-25     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891853     Medline TA:  Epileptic Disord     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Epileptology, University of Boon, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Brown-Sequard Syndrome / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Cervical Vertebrae
Demyelinating Diseases / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Dystonia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Epilepsy, Generalized / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Longitudinal Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Videotape Recording

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