Sunday, April 22, 2007

Localizing value of the abdominal aura

and its evolution. A study in focal epilepsies. Henkel et al. Neurology 2002; 58:271-276. Abdominal auras were more common in TLE than in extratemporal epilepsy. (52 % v 12 %). They also were more frequent in mesial TLE and than cortical TLE. Abdominal auras were followed by oral and manual automatisms in 100 % of patients with TLE and only 2/13 patients with extratemporal epilepsy. The evolution of an abdominal aura into an automotor seizure increases the likelihood (probability) of TLE to 98.3 %.

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