Intractable focal epilepsy contralateral to the side of facial atrophy in Parry-Romberg syndrome

Yosuke Kakisaka, Norman K. So, Stephen E. Jones, Zhong I. Wang, John C. Mosher, Andreas V. Alexopoulos, Richard C. Burgess

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of Parry-Romberg syndrome in which medically refractory focal epilepsy with ongoing epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) arose from the hemisphere contralateral to the side of facial atrophy. Unilateral cerebral involvement was confirmed by multimodal brain imaging, as well as by electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). While in many cases of Parry-Romberg syndrome, the side of cerebral involvement is ipsilateral to that of the cutaneous lesion, these "discordant" exceptions imply that other yet undefined mechanisms may be responsible for the distribution of the cutaneous and cerebral pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

Keywords

  • Atypical Parry-Romberg syndrome
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Magnetoencephalography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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