Frontal lobe epilepsy

Silvana Riggio, Richard N. Harner

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Frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) is common but difficult to diagnose. The seizure patterns of FLE are often brief, odd, or misleading. EEG localization is complicated by basal or mesial placement of frontal lobe foci and by the rapid spread to adjacent and opposite brain region. The seizures of FLE may be misinterpreted as nonfocal, nonfrontal, even nonneurologic in nature. Awareness of these issues, and application of advanced techniques for neuroimaging and EEG analysis can aid in the detection of FLE and lead to appropriate medical or surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-293
Number of pages11
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrophysiology
  • Localization
  • Syndromes


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