Intracranial localisation of ictal urinary urge epileptogenic zone to the non-dominant temporal lobe

Khatuna Gurgenashvili, Shavonne L. Massey, Mitzie Grant, Joseph Piatt, Agustin Legido, Ignacio Valencia

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Abstract

Ictal urinary urge is a rare symptom of focal epilepsy usually localising to the non-dominant hemisphere, specifically, the temporal lobe. Lateralisation in previously described cases has been established usingscalp video-EEG monitoring or functional imaging. We report the case of a 19-year-old girl with refractory epilepsy and ictal urinary urge arising fromthe non-dominant temporallobe, confirmed by invasive, subdural EEG monitoring. Since undergoing a temporal lobectomy two and a half years ago, the patient has not experienced ictal urinary urge. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating localisation of ictal urinary urge epileptogenic zone to the non-dominant temporal lobe by invasive intracranial monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-434
Number of pages5
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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