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Titolo:
Genital automatisms in complex partial seizures
Autore:
Leutmezer, F; Serles, W; Bacher, J; Groppel, G; Pataraia, E; Aull, S; Olbrich, A; Czech, T; Baumgartner, C;
Indirizzi:
Univ Vienna, Neurol Klin, A-1090 Vienna, Austria Univ Vienna Vienna Austria A-1090 a, Neurol Klin, A-1090 Vienna, Austria Univ Vienna, Neurochirurg Klin, A-1090 Vienna, Austria Univ Vienna Vienna Austria A-1090 rochirurg Klin, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Titolo Testata:
NEUROLOGY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 52, anno: 1999,
pagine: 1188 - 1191
SICI:
0028-3878(19990412)52:6<1188:GAICPS>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY; ICTAL SCALP EEG;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Baumgartner, C Univ Vienna, Neurol Klin, Wahringer Gurtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria Univ Vienna Wahringer Gurtel 18-20 Vienna Austria A-1090 a
Citazione:
F. Leutmezer et al., "Genital automatisms in complex partial seizures", NEUROLOGY, 52(6), 1999, pp. 1188-1191

Abstract

Objective: To determine which brain region is responsible for the generation of sexual automatisms. Methods: Ninety consecutive patients with medically refractory focal epilepsy (74 with temporal lobe and 16 with frontal lobe epilepsy) referred to an epilepsy monitoring unit were studied. The occurrence of the following sexual automatisms was assessed during prolonged video-EEG monitoring: 1) repeatedly grabbing or fondling the genitals and 2) pelvic or truncal thrusting or similar movements. Results: Five patients repeatedly fondled or grabbed their genitals during or immediately after some of their seizures. All five had temporal lobe epilepsy, as evidenced from prolonged video-EEG monitoring, high-resolution MRI, and goad to excellent-outcome after epilepsy surgery. Sexual automatisms did not occur with frontal lobe epilepsy. Conclusion: Sexual automatisms cannot be related exclusively to frontal lobe seizures. As previously proposed, apparently sexual hypermotoric pelvic or truncal movements are common in frontal lobe seizures, but this study suggests that discrete genital automatisms, like fondling andgrabbing the genitals, are more common in seizures evolving from the temporal lobe.

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