EEG in Gastaut Type-Idiopathic Childhood Occipital Epilepsy.

Chakorn Chansakul

Abstract


Gastaut type-idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy (G-ICOE) is a rare form ofidiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy. It is characterized by late-onset, brief, frequent,usually diurnal, elementary visual auras which may be associated with hemi-clonicor generalized convulsion. Occasionally the clinical presentation can be overlappedwith Panayiotopoulos syndrome. Typical EEG findings are occipital paroxysms. Theprognosis remains uncertain, but most seizures are often responsive to antiepileptictreatment.

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