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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631645/primary-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-difficult-entity-to-diagnose
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Jyothy Sehgal, Murthy Murali Krishna Jagarlapudi, Murthy V R K Tenneti, Syed Ameer Basha, Sundaram Challa
A 25-year-old male presented with difficulty in walking, loss of vision, and seizures. A clinical possibility of craniospinal meningeal pathology was considered. On computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging, there was an enhancement of leptomeninges with few ring-enhancing lesions in both frontal lobes and right frontoparietal region. He was evaluated for low backache and occipital headache 2½ years earlier and was found to have communicating hydrocephalus on CT scan. He underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was followed up with CT scans...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630376/functional-connectivity-disturbances-of-the-ascending-reticular-activating-system-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Dario J Englot, Pierre-Francois D'Haese, Peter E Konrad, Monica L Jacobs, John C Gore, Bassel W Abou-Khalil, Victoria L Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) disturb brain networks and lead to connectivity disturbances. We previously hypothesised that recurrent seizures in TLE may lead to abnormal connections involving subcortical activating structures including the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS), contributing to neocortical dysfunction and neurocognitive impairments. However, no studies of ARAS connectivity have been previously reported in patients with epilepsy. METHODS: We used resting-state functional MRI recordings in 27 patients with TLE (67% right sided) and 27 matched controls to examine functional connectivity (partial correlation) between eight brainstem ARAS structures and 105 cortical/subcortical regions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622529/automatic-multimodal-detection-for-long-term-seizure-documentation-in-epilepsy
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F Fürbass, S Kampusch, E Kaniusas, J Koren, S Pirker, R Hopfengärtner, H Stefan, T Kluge, C Baumgartner
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated sensitivity and false detection rate of a multimodal automatic seizure detection algorithm and the applicability to reduced electrode montages for long-term seizure documentation in epilepsy patients. METHODS: An automatic seizure detection algorithm based on EEG, EMG, and ECG signals was developed. EEG/ECG recordings of 92 patients from two epilepsy monitoring units including 494 seizures were used to assess detection performance...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614161/multiple-cerebral-infarcts-in-a-young-patient-associated-with-marijuana-use
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Leila Costa Volpon, Camila Lacerda Muniz de Melo Sousa, Silvia Keiko Kavaguti Moreira, Sara Reis Teixeira, Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
: Cerebrovascular events associated with marijuana use have been reported previously. This association is plausible, but not well-established yet. A 14-year-old girl, long-term heavy cannabis user, presented with generalized tonic-clonic seizures and decreased level of consciousness a few hours after smoking cannabis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple areas of acute, subacute and chronic ischemic lesions in the left frontal lobe, basal ganglia, and corpus callosum. History of other illicit drug use and other known causes of stroke were ruled out...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557904/characteristics-of-eeg-seizure-onset-patterns-recorded-from-subdural-electrodes-over-mri-visible-frontal-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-iib-lesions
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Daisuke Hirozawa, Kiyohito Terada, Kazumi Matsuda, Keiko Usui, Naotaka Usui, Takayasu Tottori, Akihiko Kondo, Yasukiyo Araki, Yoshio Omote, Yumi Kashida, Hideki Mochizuki, Yushi Inoue
PURPOSE: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is intrinsically epileptogenic, and an MRI-visible lesion typically constitutes the core part of the epileptogenic zone. We aimed to identify ictal EEG patterns that represent the epileptogenic zone by using subdural electrodes placed over the MRI-visible FCD lesion. METHODS: We selected seven patients with frontal lobe epilepsy caused by pathologically proven FCD type IIb who underwent preoperative intracranial EEG evaluation with subdural electrodes followed by resection surgery with seizure-free outcome...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549335/microstructural-alterations-of-white-matter-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
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Jinnan Gong, Xuebin Chang, Sisi Jiang, Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Song Tan, Dezhong Yao, Cheng Luo
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common type of idiopathic generalized epilepsy that is characterized by myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Frontal cognitive dysfunctions and abnormal coupling of the thalamocortical system have been found in neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. This study intended to explore white matter (WM) measurement changes in JME using MRI. Twenty-six patients with JME and 25 healthy controls (HC) were recruited for the acquisition of diffusion MRI and structural MRI data...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544889/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-as-a-spectrum-disorder-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Betül Baykan, Peter Wolf
In consequence of newer research juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is no longer seen as a homogeneous disease. The causes of the existing variance are only partially known yet. We discuss to what extent the phenotypical spectrum of this polygenetically determined disorder expresses genetically defined endophenotypes, or is due to mere quantitative differences in the expression of the core phenotype. Of the three common seizure types of JME, myoclonic, generalized tonic-clonic and absences, absences also occur independently and are strong candidates for an endophenotype...
July 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535409/mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-diminishes-functional-connectivity-during-emotion-perception
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Bettina K Steiger, Angela M Muller, Esther Spirig, Gianina Toller, Hennric Jokeit
OBJECTIVES: Unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) has been associated with impaired recognition of emotional facial expressions. Correspondingly, imaging studies showed decreased activity of the amygdala and cortical face processing regions in response to emotional faces. However, functional connectivity among regions involved in emotion perception has not been studied so far. METHODS: To address this, we examined intrinsic functional connectivity (FC) modulated by the perception of dynamic fearful faces among the amygdala and limbic, frontal, temporal and brainstem regions...
May 10, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532712/photosensitivity-and-epilepsy-current-concepts-and-perspectives-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A Martins da Silva, Bárbara Leal
The authors review the influence of photic stimuli on the generation of epileptic seizures, addressing the first descriptions of the phenomenon and its subsequent exploration. Initially defined in the 1950's, links between intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) and seizures were well understood by the 1970. Since then the increasing exposure to photic stimuli associated with modern life (for instance through TVs, patterns, computer games and electronic instruments with flickering displays) has led to an increased interest in this issue...
April 5, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531301/a-political-case-of-penetrating-cranial-trauma-the-injury-of-james-scott-brady
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Richard Menger, Piyush Kalakoti, Rimal Hanif, Osama Ahmed, Anil Nanda, Bharat Guthikonda
James Brady, the White House press secretary during President Ronald Reagan's first term in office, was 1 of 4 people (including the President) wounded during an attempted assassination attempt on President Reagan's life on March 30, 1981. John Hinckley, Jr. was found not guilty of this attempt by reason of insanity. The assassination attempt was a ploy by Hinckley, Jr. to impress the actress Jodie Foster. Brady was the most seriously injured of the 4 who were wounded. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left forehead that traveled through the left frontal lobe, corpus callosum, and then into the right frontal and temporal lobes...
May 22, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520633/insular-cortex-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy
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Marec von Lehe, Yaroslav Parpaley
Focal epilepsy originating from the insular cortex is rare. One reason is the small amount of cortical tissue compared with other lobes of the brain. However, the incidence of insular epilepsy might be underestimated because of diagnostic difficulties. The semiology and the surface EEG are often not meaningful or even misleading, and elaborated imaging might be necessary. The close connections of the insular cortex with other potentially epileptogenic areas, such as the temporal lobe or frontal/central cortex, is increasingly recognized as possible reason for failure of epilepsy surgery for temporal or extratemporal seizures...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520631/operculo-insular-epilepsy-scalp-and-intracranial-electroencephalographic-findings
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Ariel Levy, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Olivier Boucher, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
PURPOSE: Operculo-insular seizures are heterogeneous and may resemble seizures originating from the temporal, frontal, or parietal lobe. Although surface and invasive EEG recordings are often necessary to detect operculo-insular seizures, electrophysiological features of operculo-insular epilepsies remain poorly characterized. This study describes the EEG findings of patients with operculo-insular epilepsy. METHODS: We reviewed electrophysiological data of all patients (n = 9) with operculo-insular seizures revealed by intracranial EEG and for whom operculo-insular epilepsy was confirmed by good seizure outcome after resective or radiosurgery at our center between 2005 and 2013...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516076/primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-mimicking-a-cortical-brain-tumor-a-case-report
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Joo-Seok Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a case of primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) mimicking a cortical brain tumor. A 25-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of headache and transient right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cortical-involving lesion on the left frontal lobe. The 6-cm sized lesion showed low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. The lesion had continual linear enhancement on the subcortical white matter and leptomeninges...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501143/do-we-know-how-to-diagnose-epilepsy-early-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
B Cretin, N Philippi, O Bousiges, L Dibitonto, F Sellal, C Martin-Hunyadi, F Blanc
Epilepsy is an increasingly recognized comorbidity in Alzheimer's disease (AD). First described as generalized in dementia patients, epileptic AD patients are nowadays fully described in earlier stages of the disease (with mild or subjective cognitive impairment). At such early stages, patients may present not only with generalized seizures, but also with focal seizures (commonly localized in the frontal or temporal lobe). Thus, partial or generalized epilepsy is part of the semiological spectrum of AD that should be borne in mind at all stages of disease to ensure early identification and prevent the risk of repeated seizures (such as accidents, injury, progression of cognitive impairment)...
May 10, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497669/mapping-seizure-foci-and-tumor-genetic-factors-in-glioma-associated-seizure-patients
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Mao Yunhe, Yang Yuan, Wang Xiang, Liu Yanhui, Mao Qing
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy, which is the most common symptom accompanying gliomas, was reported as an independent favorable prognosis factor for glioma patients. However, the correlation between glioma location and epilepsy prognosis, genesis and genetic phenotypes of the glioma associated seizure (GAS) patients is far from clear, the purpose of the current study was to provide probabilistic radiographic atlases reflecting seizure susceptible regions, relationship between tumor associated biomarkers and seizure initiation and poor epilepsy prognosis areas...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494616/breakdown-of-thalamo-cortical-connectivity-precedes-spike-generation-in-focal-epilepsies
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Vitalie Chiosa, Stanislav A Groppa, Dumitru Ciolac, Nabin Koirala, Liudmila Mişina, Yaroslav Winter, Maria Moldovanu, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Sergiu Groppa
Electroencephalography (EEG) spikes and focal epileptic seizures are generated in circumscribed cerebral networks that have been insufficiently described. For precise time and spatial domain network characterization, we applied in patients with focal epilepsy dense array 256-channel EEG recordings with causal connectivity estimation by using time-resolved partial directed coherence and 3T-magnetic resonance imaging-derived cortical and thalamus integrity reconstruction. Before spike generation, significant theta and alpha bands driven information flows alterations were noted from both temporal and frontal lobes to the thalamus and from the thalamus to the frontal lobe...
June 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487114/structural-brain-network-analysis-of-children-with-localization-related-epilepsy
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Kanako Takeda, Hiroshi Matsuda, Yusaku Miyamoto, Hitoshi Yamamoto
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is considered to arise from dysfunction in neural networks. Recent advances in neuroimaging and its analysis have made it possible to investigate both functional and structural connectivity in the brain. The aim of this study was to elucidate alterations in the structural connectivity in children with localization-related epilepsy using the mathematical method of graph theoretical analysis. METHODOLOGY: Fifteen children with localization-related epilepsy (8 female subjects; mean age, 8...
May 6, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477040/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-astroblastoma-an-individual-patient-data-analysis-of-152-cases
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Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson, Bhanuprasad Venkatesulu, Wineeta Melgandi, Goura K Rath
BACKGROUND: Astroblastoma (AB) is a rare tumor with significant dilemma regarding diagnostic criteria, behavior, and optimum treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed, Google Search, and Cochrane Library for eligible studies with the following search words: astroblastoma, high-grade astroblastoma, and anaplastic astroblastoma till July 1, 2016, published in English language and collected data regarding age, sex, site of disease, pathological grade, treatment received, and survival...
May 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473920/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Monica Kumbhat, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome characterized by a headache, seizures, altered mental status and visual loss and characterized by white matter vasogenic edema affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain predominantly. This clinical syndrome is increasingly recognized due to improvement and availability of brain imaging specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 35-year-old female with the history of unsafe abortion and massive blood transfusion 10 days ago was brought to the emergency room with three episodes of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, urinary incontinence and altered sensorium since 3 hours...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450688/a-case-of-55-year-old-man-with-first-ever-generalized-seizure-diagnosed-with-sturge-weber-syndrome-type-iii-by-characteristic-mri-findings
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Hidehiro Ishikawa, Yuichiro Ii, Atsushi Niwa, Keita Matsuura, Masayuki Maeda, Hidekazu Tomimoto
A 55-year-old man with no mental retardation had presented a history of frequent transient clumsiness of his right upper and lower extremities for about 20 years. He was admitted to a general hospital with weakness of right side of the body, and first-ever generalized seizure attack occurred the next day. Brain CT showed calcification in the left cerebral cortices. So he was referred to our hospital. On neurological examination, he had mild clumsiness of his right upper limb and right pyramidal tract sign. He had neither facial port-wine stain nor glaucoma...
April 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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