Exacerbation of vocal tics after temporal lobectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a woman with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy secondary to dysgenesis of the left temporal lobe who had a marked and long-term exacerbation of her preexisting vocal tics after a temporal lobectomy that completely controlled her seizures. The patient was determined to have right-sided speech dominance by the Wada test. This is, to our knowledge, only the second reported case of exacerbation of tics after resection of the nondominant temporal lobe.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinno, D; Al-Amin, H; Comair, Y; Mikati, MA

Published Date

  • August 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 213

PubMed ID

  • 16766232

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-5050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.yebeh.2006.05.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States