Unilateral thalamic lesions and generalized or lateralized spike wave discharges

Tezer F. I. , Saygi S.

EPILEPSY RESEARCH, vol.86, pp.228-231, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.05.017
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-231


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.