Title

Controllable yawning expressed as focal seizures of frontal lobe epilepsy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

Epilepsy Behav Case Rep

Abstract

Excessive yawning was described in some neurological conditions as part of periictal or ictal manifestations of epilepsy, most commonly temporal lobe. We present the first case of controllable yawning as a primary seizure semiology with dominant frontal lobe involvement in a 20-year-old man. Video electroencephalography recorded 8 yawning episodes accompanied with right arm movement correlating with rhythmic diffuse theta range activity with left hemispheric predominance. Magnetoencephalography coherence source imaging was consistent with persistent neuronal networks with areas of high coherence reliably present over the left lateral orbitofrontal region. Epileptogenic areas may have widespread networks involving the dominant frontal lobe in unique symptomatogenic areas.

PubMed ID

27668178

Volume

6

First Page

61

Last Page

63

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