Musicogenic and spontaneous seizures: EEG analyses with hippocampal depth electrodes

Tezer F. I., BİLGİNER B., Oguz K. K., SAYGI S.

EPILEPTIC DISORDERS, vol.16, no.4, pp.500-505, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1684/epd.2014.0706
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.500-505
  • Keywords: musicogenic seizure, temporal lobe, hippocampus, EEG, invasive recordings, REFLEX SEIZURES, FUNCTIONAL MRI, EPILEPSY, MUSIC, AMYGDALA, EMOTION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Musicogenic seizure is classified as a rare form of complex reflex seizures. We present a patient with musicogenic seizures from whom invasive recordings were obtained using subdural arrays, as well as hippocampal depth electrodes. Interestingly, this patient had both spontaneous seizures and musicogenic seizures, and they originated from different hippocampi. Due to bilateral independent musicogenic seizures and spontaneous seizures, our patient was not eligible for surgery, but vagal nerve stimulation treatment was almost successful. [Published with video sequence]