TITLE

Child with temporal lobe hamartoma: A to Z images and a case report

AUTHOR(S)
Zuleta, José Liders Burgos; Mezo, Roger Carillo; Ortega, Eduardo Perusquia; Barrón, Beatriz Luna; Espinosa, Rubén Conde; Marín Muentes, Diana P.; Cortázar, Julián Sánchez; Pérez, María de Guadalupe Gómez; Zuleta, José Alvaro Burgos; Zuleta, José Andres Burgos
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Ecancermedicalscience;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 413-446, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Gelastic seizure was first described by Trousseau in 1877 and comes from the Greek word gelos (laughs), as laughter is the main feature [1]. Normal laughter is a reactive emotional behaviour and motor action that involves the limbic system, hypothalamus, temporal cortex, and several regions of the brainstem. A female patient, six years old, left-handed, with gelastic seizures, uncontrolled despite being treated with two antiepileptic drugs at high doses, was treated. A simple axial tomography was done, where a hypodense lesion that shapes the inner table of the skull temporal level was observed; later, magnetic resonance imaging was requested, better characterising an intraxial lesion in the right second temporal gyrus cystic appearance.
ACCESSION #
97255412

 

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