ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
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Lateralization and Semiology in Extratemporal Epilepsy
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2007; 39: 60-62

Key Words: Frontal lobe epilepsy, Occipital lobe epilepsy, Parietal lobe epilepsy, Semiology, Laterilization
Abstract

Semiology of seizures is essential to clinically define the epileptic diseases. In many studies, some semiologic features of seizures are very important to identify hemisfer lateralisation and the lobe localization of seizures in many studies. Although video-EEG recording of epileptic seizures gives very important information in temporal and extratemporal epilepsy; the semiology of seizures alone should not be used in determining the seizure onset location. All seizure semiologies can cause wrong source localization of seizure onset. In some patients, semiology of the seizures can give important information about the spread of seizures rather than the exact point of seizure onset. Moreover, semiology of seizure may be misleading in multifocal epilepsy. All seizure semiologies seen in adults may not be seen in children. To localize the exact point of seizure onset, seizure semiology should be analyzed with EEG and neuro-imaging findings.

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