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

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

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.45, pp.265-270, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.042
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-270
  • Keywords: Eyelid myoclonia, Eyelid myoclonia with absences, Jeavons syndrome, Eye closure sensitivity, Idiopathic generalized epilepsy, Symptomatic epilepsy, SECONDARY BILATERAL SYNCHRONY, ABSENCES JEAVONS-SYNDROME, EPILEPTIC SYNDROMES, GENERALIZED EPILEPSY, MENTAL-RETARDATION, PHOTIC-STIMULATION, VIDEO-EEG, CLASSIFICATION, TERMINOLOGY, SENSITIVITY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.