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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Abnormal behavior in children with temporal lobe epilepsy and ganglioglioma
Author: Guimaraes, CA
Franzon, RC
Souza, EAP
Schmutzler, KMRS
Montenegro, MA
Queiroz, LD
Cendes, F
Guerreiro, MM
Abstract: Temporal lobe epilepsy in childhood is characterized by great clinical, electroencephalographic, and etiological diversity. The prognosis after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in childhood is usually good, with most patients achieving complete seizure control. However, in some children behavior deteriorates postoperatively. We report two girls (2 and 6 years of age) with refractory seizures due to temporal lobe ganglioglioma. They exhibited aggression and hyperactivity since the beginning of their epilepsy. In both patients, behavioral disturbances worsened postoperatively, despite complete seizure control. Patients and parents should be advised about possible behavioral disturbances after epilepsy surgery, especially in the presence of a temporal lobe developmental tumor, even when seizure control is achieved postoperatively. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: temporal lobe epilepsy
developmental tumor
epilepsy surgery
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior. Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 5, n. 5, n. 788, n. 791, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.06.018
Date Issue: 2004
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