temporal lobe seizure


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temporal lobe seizure

A simple or complex seizure caused by abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobes, which may result in transient changes in movement, sensation, autonomic function, alertness and awareness.
 
Clinical findings
Temporary paralysis, sleep paralysis, fear sensation, hallucinations (e.g., delusion of lycanthropy, or misinterpreted as UFO abductions). Temporal lobe seizures may occur in anyone at any age, as a single episode, or as a chronic seizure disorder.
 
Diagnosis
Abnormal electrical activity on EEG.
 
Aetiology
Temporal lobe damage (trauma, hypoxia), ischaemia and/or infarction, tumours, infection or any other discrete lesion.

Management
Phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, valproate.

temporal lobe seizure

Psychomotor seizure Neurology A simple or complex seizure caused by abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobes, which may result in transient changes in movement, sensation, autonomic function, alertness and awareness Clinical Temporary paralysis, fear sensation, hallucinations, sleep paralysis; TLSs may occur in any person at any age, as a single episode, or as a chronic seizure disorder Diagnosis Abnormal electrical activity on EEG Etiology Temporal lobe damage–trauma, hypoxia–ischemia and/or infarction, tumors, infection or any other discrete lesion. See Seizure.
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