Laterality and temporal distribution of seizures in patients with bitemporal independent seizures during a trial of responsive neurostimulation

Epilepsy Res. 2011 Feb;93(2-3):221-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2010.12.010. Epub 2011 Jan 21.


We describe seizure laterality and temporal seizure patterns in six subjects with bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy (bTLE) implanted with bilateral hippocampal depth electrodes and the NeuroPace RNS™ system over 84 consecutive days. Seizures were disproportionate in laterality in three subjects and disproportionate in time for two subjects. Clustering of seizures did not clearly affect laterality. Some but not all subjects with bTLE displayed nonrandom temporal or lateral clustering of seizures.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / surgery
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / therapy*
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality / physiology*
  • Hippocampus / physiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Seizures / physiopathology*
  • Seizures / therapy*