Compulsory spitting: An unusual manifestation of temporal lobe epilepsy


Journal Article

Spitting is a rare neurological complaint. Alimentary automatisms are a common part of temporal lobe epilepsy and usually manifest as chewing and swallowing. We report compulsory spitting as an ictal manifestation in three patients suspected of having temporal lobe epilepsy. © 1994.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carmant, L; Riviello, JJ; Thiele, EA; Kramer, U; Helmers, SL; Mikati, M; Madsen, JR; Black, PML; Holmes, GL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 167 - 170

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6974

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0896-6974(94)90025-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus