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Título: Interictal rhythmical midline theta differentiates frontal from temporal lobe epilepsies
Autor: Beleza, P
Bilgin, O
Noachtar, S
Palavras-chave: Electroencefalografia
Epilepsia do Lobo Frontal
Epilepsia do Lobo Temporal
Processamento de Sinais Assistido por Computador
Ritmo Teta
Data: 2009
Editora: Wiley
Citação: Epilepsia. 2009;50(3):550-5.
Resumo: PURPOSE: We evaluated the role of interictal rhythmical midline theta (RMT) in the identification of frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) and its differentiation from temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and nonepileptic controls. METHODS: We included 162 individuals in the study: 54 FLE patients, 54 TLE patients, and 54 nonepileptic controls. Continuous electroencephalographic (EEG)-video monitoring was performed in all individuals. Interictal RMT was included only if it occurred during definite awake states. RMT associated with drowsiness or mental activation and ictal RMT was excluded. RESULTS: We identified RMT significantly more frequently in FLE patients (48.1%, 26 of 54) than in TLE patients (3.7%, 2 of 54) (p < 0.01), and not in the control group. The average frequency was 6 Hz (range 5-7 Hz), and the average RMT bursts lasted 8 s (3-12 s). Interestingly, all mesial FLE patients (n = 4) (as established by invasive EEG recordings) showed RMT, whereas this was less frequently the case in the other FLE patients (44%, 22 of 50) (p = 0.03). Thirteen of our 54 patients with FLE (24%) did not have any interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), but RMT was observed in the majority of these patients (62%, 8 of 13). CONCLUSION: Interictal RMT is common and has a localizing value in patients with FLE, provided that conditions such as drowsiness and mental activation as confounding factors for RMT are excluded. RMT should be included in the evaluation of patients considered for resective epilepsy surgery.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://comum.rcaap.pt/handle/123456789/4398
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