Cortical silent period in a patient with focal epilepsy and Parry-Romberg syndrome


Aktekin B., Oguz Y., Aydin H., Senol U.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, cilt.6, ss.270-273, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.11.012
  • Dergi Adı: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.270-273

Özet

Progressive facial hemiatrophy (PFH), Parry-Romberg syndrome, is a rare disorder frequently associated with epilepsy. We describe a 28-year-old man who had PFH and partial epilepsy that was easily controlled with antiepileptic drugs. In accordance with this patient's benign course of seizures, the cortical silent period was prolonged in the symptomatic hemisphere. This finding may represent compensatory interictal mechanisms in epilepsy. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Progressive facial hemiatrophy (PFH), Parry-Romberg syndrome, is a rare disorder frequently associated with epilepsy. We describe a 28-year-old man who had PFH and partial epilepsy that was easily controlled with antiepileptic drugs. In accordance with this patient's benign course of seizures, the cortical silent period was prolonged in the symptomatic hemisphere. This finding may represent compensatory interictal mechanisms in epilepsy. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.