gelastic epilepsy

gelastic epilepsy

Neurology A form of complex partial seizure due to temporal lobe discharges, characterized by inappropriate laughter as a sign of automatisms
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Gelastic epilepsy is commonly seen in Hypothalamic Hamartomas, but can also be seen in other disorders like tuberous sclerosis, temporal lobe lesions, focal obstructive hydrocephalus, focal cortical dysplasia, etc.
Effect of interstitial stereotactic radiosurgery on behavior and subjective handicap of epilepsy in patients with gelastic epilepsy.
From birth he has suffered from gelastic epilepsy in which seizures cause uncontrollable bouts of laughing.