Pericallosal Lipomas: Aetiology of Symptomatic Epilepsy or Incidental Thalamic Involvement with Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy?: Two Case Reports

Kilic A. K. , SAYGI S.

EPILEPSI, cilt.20, sa.1, ss.39-42, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/epilepsi.2014.92485
  • Dergi Adı: EPILEPSI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-42


Intracranial lipomas are regarded as congenital malformations of the meninx primitiva. Here we present two patients with pericallosal lipomas extending to the thalamus. They had generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Electroencephalograms showed generalized spike-wave discharges. It is known that the thalamus is important in the formation of sleep spindles and spike-wave discharges. Thalamic involvement by lipomas may play a role in the generation of generalized spike-wave discharges and epileptogenesis in these patients.