Rare combination of gelastic epilepsy, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and hamartoma

Chia Chun Chen, Yu Ting Lin, Wen Cheng Chang, Li Chun Hsieh, Jao Shwann Liang

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Abstract

Gelastic seizures are rare and are associated with different conditions, but mainly with hypothalamic hamartoma. We report on a boy who presented with mental retardation, aggressive behavior, and generalized tonic-clonic and gelastic seizures. Cranial imaging studies revealed a very rare combination of hypothalamic hamartoma and agenesis of the corpus callosum, which was only reported once previously. His seizure activities demonstrated a modest response to anticonvulsants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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