Ictal singing due to left mesial temporal sclerosis


Kuscu D. Y. , Kayrak N., Karasu A., Gul G., Kirbas D.

EPILEPTIC DISORDERS, vol.10, no.2, pp.173-176, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1684/epd.2008.0195
  • Journal Name: EPILEPTIC DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-176
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Simple ictal or interictal automatisms are commonly seen in epilepsy, whereas complex automatisms are rare. Simple ictal vocalizations or appendicular automatisms have been reported to be due to mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. However, seizure-associated singing and dancing is very rare. We report a seventeen-year-old patient with ictal singing and rhythmic swinging of the arms as a dancing gesture. The video-EEG recording showed ictal left temporal lateralization and neuropathology confirmed left mesial temporal sclerosis.

Simple ictal or interictal automatisms are commonly seen in epilepsy, whereas complex automatisms are rare. Simple ictal vocalizations or appendicular automatisms have been reported to be due to mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. However, seizure-associated singing and dancing is very rare. We report a seventeen-year-old patient with ictal singing and rhythmic swinging of the arms as a dancing gesture. The video-EEG recording showed ictal left temporal lateralization and neuropathology confirmed left mesial temporal sclerosis.