Ictal sensory periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges

Indranil Sen-Gupta, Richard A. Bernstein, Micheal P. Macken, Stephan U. Schuele, Elizabeth E. Gerard*

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We describe the case of a 74-year-old man with left parietal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and cerebral white matter radiation necrosis who developed persistent subjective right-sided groin pulsations. The EEG revealed left parietal periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) time-locked to these sensations, confirming that the patient's symptoms represented sensory seizures with ictal PLEDs as the electrographic correlate. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of ictal PLEDs manifesting as sensory seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)796-798
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Ictal periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges
  • Partial seizures
  • Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges
  • Sensory seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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