Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019; 23 (7): 3001-3004

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201904_17581

A case of epilepsia partialis continua of abdominal muscles after brain tumor surgery

S. Casciato, A. Mascia, A. D’Aniello, P.P. Quarato, L.G. Grammaldo, C. Scoppetta, F. Aloj, S. Paolini, G. Di Gennaro

IRCCS “NEUROMED”, Pozzilli (IS), Italy. gdigennaro@neuromed.it


Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a rare form of focal motor status epilepticus characterized by continuous muscular twitches or jerks involving a limited part of the body, usually facial region and distal limb. Although the cerebrovascular disease is known to be one of the most common causes of this condition, other reported cases with predominant abdominal involvement have different aetiologies, including, tumors, focal cortical dysplasia, and central nervous system infections. No cases of epilepsia partialis continua of the abdominal wall occurred after brain surgery have been previously reported. We describe the clinical, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging findings in an adult patient presenting with persistent unilateral abdominal myoclonus configuring an EPC as the evolution of a super-refractory hemibody convulsive status epilepticus, occurred after brain tumor surgery.

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S. Casciato, A. Mascia, A. D’Aniello, P.P. Quarato, L.G. Grammaldo, C. Scoppetta, F. Aloj, S. Paolini, G. Di Gennaro
A case of epilepsia partialis continua of abdominal muscles after brain tumor surgery

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2019
Vol. 23 - N. 7
Pages: 3001-3004
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201904_17581