Unilateral thalamic lesions and generalized or lateralized spike wave discharges.

Tezer F. I., Saygi S.

Epilepsy research, vol.86, no.2-3, pp.228-31, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 2-3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.05.017
  • Journal Name: Epilepsy research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-31
  • Keywords: Spike wave discharges, Thalamic lesion, Thalamus, Cortex, Idiopathic generalized epilepsy, ABSENCE SEIZURES, EPILEPSY, HEMORRHAGE, LOBE, RATS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report four adult patients who had thalamic lesions and lateralized or generalized spike wave discharges (SWDs). The first two patients also had. cortical lesions. The role of the cortex and thalamus in the generation of SWDs is discussed. The third patient had a history of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) with intractable seizures. The last patient had partial seizures and absences. The coexistence of IGE with refractory focal epilepsy and the relation with thalamic lesions are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.