Periodic electroclinical seizures following an ischemic stroke revealed by continuous-EEG

Elmali A. D. , Ekizoglu E. , Ciftci I., Yesilot N. , Coban O., Baykan B.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR REPORTS, vol.15, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ebr.2021.100428
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR REPORTS
  • Keywords: Continuous EEG monitoring, Cortical spreading depression, Periodic seizures, Post-stroke epilepsy, CORTICAL SPREADING DEPRESSION, ASSOCIATION, DISCHARGES, HEMORRHAGE, MIGRAINE


Background: Periodic EEG patterns are mostly associated with critical illnesses and acute disruptions of the central nervous system. Periodic or cyclic seizures are extremely rare phenomena, most of which are nonconvulsive, only reported in critically ill patients. Here we report a patient with periodic focal impaired awareness seizures following a minor stroke and address possible pathophysiological mechanisms.