Pilomotor epilepsy

Funct Neurol. 1989 Jul-Sep;4(3):283-6.


The case is reported of a patient presenting pilomotor seizures as the initial symptom of a tumour of the deep temporal lobe. Six other cases had previously been reported with the same type of seizures. The responsible lesion was often a tumour in deep temporal lobe and the distribution of the piloerection attacks was almost always ipsilateral. Pilomotor seizures deserve a definite role in the nosography of partial epilepsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Epilepsy / etiology*
  • Epilepsy / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Piloerection*
  • Reflex*