Orbitofrontal Seizures Presenting With Ictal Visual Hallucinations and Interictal Psychosis

Maite La Vega-Talbot, Michael Duchowny, Prasanna Jayakar

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Hallucinations are commonly believed to reflect temporal lobe dysfunction. This report presents the clinical, electroencephalographic, and neuroimaging findings in an 8-year-old male who experienced the acute onset of ictal auditory and visual hallucinations associated with epileptic activation of the right orbitofrontal region. Right frontal lobe surgery resulted in seizure freedom and disappearance of his psychotic symptoms. Histologic tissue examination revealed non-balloon cell Taylor type cortical dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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