Seizures manifesting as an urge to defecate, with an ictal discharge in the right hemisphere

Mohamad Z. Koubeissi, Nathan E. Crone, Ronald P. Lesser

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Abstract

We report a 47-year-old right-handed woman with simple partial seizures manifesting in part as an urge to defecate shortly after a visual distortion. On at least one occasion, this was followed by head deviation to the left and a secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The ictal electroencephalogram lateralized to the right hemisphere, suggesting that the ictal urge to defecate may lateralize to this side.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1332
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsia
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Defecation
  • EEG
  • Simple partial seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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