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A patient with two episodes of epilepsia partialis continua of the abdominal muscles caused by cortical dysplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19017573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a rare form of focal motor status epilepticus. There is typically a predilection for facial and distal limb involvement, but rarely trunk or abdomen muscles may be affected. Rarely, EPC may also present in association with cortical dysplasia. In this report, we describe the clinical, neuroimaging and ictal electroencephalographic findings of a young woman presenting with persistent myoclonic twitches of the abdominal muscles that were considered to represent a rare manifestation of EPC due to cortical dysplasia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of malformation of cortical development causing abdominal myoclonus.
F Irsel Tezer; Ozlem Celebi; Burce Ozgen; Serap Saygi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1294-9361     ISO Abbreviation:  Epileptic Disord     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-01-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891853     Medline TA:  Epileptic Disord     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / pathology*
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Cerebral Cortex / abnormalities*,  pathology
Drug Therapy, Combination
Epilepsia Partialis Continua / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Myoclonus / drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology
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