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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Abnormal Behavior In Children With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy And Ganglioglioma.
Author: Guimarães, Catarina A
Franzon, Renata C
Souza, Elisabete A P
Schmutzler, Kátia M R S
Montenegro, Maria Augusta
Queiroz, Luciano de S
Cendes, Fernando
Guerreiro, Marilisa M
Abstract: Temporal lobe epilepsy in childhood is characterized by great clinical, electroencephalographic, and etiological diversity. The prognosis after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery in childhood is usually good, with most patients achieving complete seizure control. However, in some children behavior deteriorates postoperatively. We report two girls (2 and 6 years of age) with refractory seizures due to temporal lobe ganglioglioma. They exhibited aggression and hyperactivity since the beginning of their epilepsy. In both patients, behavioral disturbances worsened postoperatively, despite complete seizure control. Patients and parents should be advised about possible behavioral disturbances after epilepsy surgery, especially in the presence of a temporal lobe developmental tumor, even when seizure control is achieved postoperatively.
Subject: Anticonvulsants
Antipsychotic Agents
Brain Neoplasms
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
Mental Disorders
Neurosurgical Procedures
Quality Of Life
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior : E&b. v. 5, n. 5, p. 788-91, 2004-Oct.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.06.018
Date Issue: 2004
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