The aim of this study was to identify the clinical, electrophysiological and neuroimaging characteristics of patients with medically refractory symptomatic parietal lobe epilepsy.
We performed a retrospective, descriptive study of patients who underwent a comprehensive evaluation including clinical, electroencephalographic and neuroimaging procedure for intractable lesional parietal lobe epilepsy for 11 years at the Department of Neurology of our hospital.
Patients admitted to our clinic with medically refractory seizures and diagnosed as lesional parietal lobe epilepsy were included in this descriptive study.
At the time of data collection, there were 46 patients (21 female, 25 male) aged 14 to 71 years (median 24) who had lesional parietal lobe epilepsy.
Here we presented the clinical and laboratory findings of 46 lesional symptomatic parietal lobe epilepsy patients.
This may explain the mislocalization of non-lesional parietal lobe epilepsy to other lobes in some cases.
This finding contradicts with the literature, where aura is reported in up to 90% of the patients with tumoral parietal lobe epilepsy.
Despite these limitations, 46 patients of lesional parietal lobe epilepsy patients' information is valuable for the epilepsy literature.
In conclusion, clinical and laboratory findings of patients with parietal lobe epilepsy are scarce in the literature.