Complex partial seizure provocation by vasovagal syncope: Video-EEG and intracranial electrode documentation

Gregory K. Bergey, Allan Krumholz, C. Pam Fleming

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Abstract

Vasovagal syncope precipitating an epileptic seizure has only rarely been described. A patient with known intractable complex partial seizures being evaluated for a left anterior temporal lobectomy experienced a typical seizure with mesial temporal onset precipitated by an observed vasovagal episode. This is the first report of a partial epileptic seizure precipitated by vasovagal syncope and the first example of an epileptic seizure induced by syncope in an adult. Video and intracranial depth electrode and subdural grid recordings documented the event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsia
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complex partial seizure
  • Syncope
  • Vasovagal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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