Benign Childhood Partial Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes

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John Libbey Eurotext, 1999 - Convulsions in children - 406 pages
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The most important advance in recent epileptology is the recognition of epileptic syndromes and diseases, most of which are well defined and easy to diagnose. The benign childhood partial seizures syndromes exemplify the importance of a precise diagnosis and classification of epilepsies. They are common, and have an excellent prognosis which is better than that of febrile convulsions. Paediatricians and clinical neurophysiologists are now familiar with the Rolandic seizures but are not yet accustomed to diagnosing other benign childhood partial seizures and in particular benign childhood occipital seizures which are often confused with cerebral insults or migraine. The aim of this reference book is to describe the clinical and EEG manifestations of benign childhood partial seizures with particular emphasis on the occipital seizures which are often more characteristic, easier to diagnose and, in some cases, more benign than Rolandic seizures.
 

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Contents

The diagnosis of epilepsies
3
The significance of the EEG in the diagnosis and management of epilepsies
13
General aspects and nomenclature
21
Rolandic seizures and centrotemporal spikes
31
Centrotemporal spikes and other electroencephalographic findings
71
Occipital seizures and related epileptic syndromes
101
The syndromes
119
Panayiotopoulos syndrome
133
Occipital spikes occipital paroxysms and other electroencephalographic
173
Chapter 12A Epilepsies characterized by seizures with specific modes of precipitation
229
2B Idiopathic photosensitive occipital seizures
241
Occipital epilepsies versus migraine with aura acephalgic
279
a review
303
Severe syndromes of mainly linguistic and neuropsychological deficits seizures
337
Epilogue and conclusions
361
Subject index
397

Late onset benign childhood occipital seizures or Late onset idiopathic
149

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