Intractable complex partial seizures: the "initial motionless stare" and surgical outcome following temporal lobectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Complex partial seizures (CPSs) beginning with an initial motionless stare (IMS) have been reported to respond well to temporal lobectomy. CPSs without the IMS or with early lateralizing motor phenomena often persisted after temporal lobectomy. We have studied video-EEG-recorded seizures of 18 patients with depth electrodes who then underwent temporal lobectomy. The IMS did not correlate with success or failure of surgery. However, initial head and/or eye deviation was correlated with poor surgical outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, LB; Thompson, EA; Lewis, DV

Published Date

  • July 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1255 - 1258

PubMed ID

  • 3601095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.37.7.1255


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States