Ictal increase in regional cerebral blood flow as judged by single-photon emission tomography (SPET) is a common phenomenon during focal epileptic seizures. Up to 2 min postictally, regional hyperperfusion is a consistent finding with technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) in temporal lobe epilepsy. A new 99mTc-labelled lipophilic cerebral blood flow imaging agent, bicisate, has considerably longer radiochemical stability and yields better image quality than 99mTc-HMPAO. In this report, we present the case of a 21-year-old female patient with temporal lobe complex partial seizures. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed right hippocampal sclerosis. A dose of 550 MBq of 99mTc-bicisate was injected 35 s after the onset of a seizure during intracranial EEG-videotelemetry. At the moment of injection, subdural EEG demonstrated the beginning of late ictal discharges and postictal suppression in the right temporomesial areas. Late ictal SPET images showed marked right fronto-temporo-parietal hypoactivity. The interictal SPET study clearly showed right frontotemporal hypoactivity. These preliminary data suggest that 99mTc-bicisate shows late ictal/early postictal hypoactivity which might represent the primary change in neuronal metabolism rather than the secondary change in cerebral blood flow.