A unique patient with epilepsy with cinematographic visual hallucinations

Alexis E. Nelson, Frank Gilliam, Jayant Acharya, Sabina Miranda

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Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to document a patient with cinematographic hallucinations, with corresponding right temporal lobe seizures on electroencephalogram (EEG). Results: The results showed that the patient's EEG was normal. The patient subsequently reported hallucinations, which had been occurring for the last several months. During monitoring, no interictal EEG abnormalities were identified, but a total of 11 partial seizures were captured originating from the right posterior temporal area. They either were subclinical or corresponded with his visual hallucinations. Conclusion: The present study demonstrates focal seizures of temporal lobe origin producing complex visual hallucinations without a corresponding lesion on MRI brain imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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