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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Frontal Lobe Disfunction In Children And Adolescents With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy And Possible Correlation With Psychiatric Disorders [a Disfunção Do Lobo Frontal Em Crianças E Adolescentes Com Epilepsia De Lobo Temporal E Sua Possível Correlação Com A Ocorrência De Transtornos Psiquiátricos]
Author: Rzezak P.
Fuentes D.
Guimaraes C.A.
Guerreiro M.
Valente K.D.R.
Abstract: Introduction: There is evidence that individuals with certain types of epilepsy may present cognitive disorders, and that these disorders can be more debilitating than seizures proper. Frontal lobe disorders are reported in adults with temporal lobe epilepsy, carachterized by executive disfunction. Rationale: Literary revision of work concerning the occurence of frontal lobe dysfunction in children and adolescents with temporal lobe epilepsy. Methods: Systematic revision of published literature in PUBMED. Results: Frontal lobe dysfunction has been poorly studied in children with epilepsy, especially in temporal lobe epilepsy. In the only study on the subject, executive deficit was demonstrated. Moreover, children with mesial sclerosis had more deficit in execution/planning than those with frontal or temporal neocortical lesions. Presence of frontal lobe dysfunction, in patients with partial and generalized epilepsy, may corroborate evidence that epilepsy and psychiatric disorders are epiphenomena and not cause-effect related phenomena. Conclusion: There are few articles on frontal lobe dysfunction in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. It would be interesting to find out if, and how much this occurs, and if patients with distinct etiologies present different levels of functional disability.
Citation: Journal Of Epilepsy And Clinical Neurophysiology. , v. 11, n. 3, p. 131 - 136, 2005.
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Date Issue: 2005
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