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Unilateral autoscopic phenomena as a lateralizing sign in focal epilepsy.
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PMID:  22377330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Positive autoscopic phenomena - autoscopy, heautoscopy and out-of-body experience - may occur in a variety of diseases and also in physiological conditions. They are a rare but probably underreported phenomenon in focal epilepsies. Here, we investigate whether ictal lateralized autoscopic phenomena give lateralizing information about the underlying epileptic focus. We present the cases of seven patients from our center who experienced ictal lateralized autoscopic phenomena and analyzed their focus lateralization and localization of the underlying brain lesion. In addition, we reviewed seven cases published in German and English language literature. In the total group of 14 patients with ictal lateralized autoscopic phenomena, 12 (85.7%) of them had a well-defined epileptic focus contralateral to the side of the autoscopic appearance. Therefore, the data point to an association between ictal lateralized autoscopy and contralateral epileptic focus.
Robert Hoepner; Kirsten Labudda; Matthias Hoppe; Martin Schoendienst; Reinhard Schulz; Maria Tomka-Hoffmeister; Friedrich G Woermann; Alois Ebner; Christian G Bien; Christian Brandt
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Bethel Epilepsy Centre, Mara Hospital, Bielefeld, Germany.
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