Multidisciplinary analysis of patients with extratemporal complex partial seizures. II. Predictive value of semiology

Epilepsy Res. 1990 Mar;5(2):146-54. doi: 10.1016/0920-1211(90)90031-p.


Eight patients were diagnosed as having extratemporal seizures based on their ictal electroclinical manifestations. The correlation between the focus based on semiology and that based on intracranial electrographic recording and surgical excision was excellent in five, good in three. The electroclinical manifestations of seizures are important data to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of extratemporal seizure foci.

MeSH terms

  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnosis*
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnostic imaging
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*