Eyelid myoclonia seizures in adults: An alternate look at the syndrome paradox

SENOL P. N. , Tezer F. I. , SAYGI S.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, cilt.45, ss.265-270, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.042
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.265-270


Objectives: Eyelid myoclonia (EM), without or with absences (EMA), is induced by eye closure (ECL)-associated generalized paroxysms of polyspikes and waves. Although considered as an epileptic syndrome, it has been listed as a type of seizure in the recent epilepsy classifications, perhaps because of its clinical heterogeneity. In this study, we aimed to specifically study the clinical and electroencephalogram (EEG) features and the prognosis of long-term followed-up adult patients with EMs and to determine common points between EMAs, idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs), and symptomatic epilepsies.