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

Publication ,  Journal Article
Williams, LB; Thompson, EA; Lewis, DV
Published in: Neurology
July 1987

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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Neurology

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ISSN

0028-3878

Publication Date

July 1987

Volume

37

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1255 / 1258

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Temporal Lobe
  • Stereotyped Behavior
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Psychosurgery
  • Prognosis
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
 

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Williams, L. B., Thompson, E. A., & Lewis, D. V. (1987). Intractable complex partial seizures: the "initial motionless stare" and surgical outcome following temporal lobectomy. Neurology, 37(7), 1255–1258. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.37.7.1255
Williams, L. B., E. A. Thompson, and D. V. Lewis. “Intractable complex partial seizures: the "initial motionless stare" and surgical outcome following temporal lobectomy.Neurology 37, no. 7 (July 1987): 1255–58. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.37.7.1255.
Williams, L. B., et al. “Intractable complex partial seizures: the "initial motionless stare" and surgical outcome following temporal lobectomy.Neurology, vol. 37, no. 7, July 1987, pp. 1255–58. Pubmed, doi:10.1212/wnl.37.7.1255.

Published In

Neurology

DOI

ISSN

0028-3878

Publication Date

July 1987

Volume

37

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1255 / 1258

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Temporal Lobe
  • Stereotyped Behavior
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Psychosurgery
  • Prognosis
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe