Intractable seizures, compulsions, and coprolalia: a pediatric case study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 10-year-old girl with intractable complex partial seizures developed aphasia, coprolalia, and repetitive motor behaviors involving touching, sexual touching, and aggressive acts. Her symptoms subsided following surgical resection of a left anterior temporal lobe ganglioglioma and control of seizures. Possible neurobehavioral implications of the reversibility of this patient's symptoms are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Caplan, R; Comair, Y; Shewmon, DA; Jackson, L; Chugani, HT; Peacock, WJ

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 319

PubMed ID

  • 1498584

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-0172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/jnp.4.3.315


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States