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Phenomenology of simple partial seizures

Phenomenology of simple partial seizures

Seizure 5(4): 283-289

Based on a sample of 325 inpatients we present the subjective experiences during simple partial seizures. In a majority of cases, auras comprised composed forms of different symptomatic qualities. We describe rules which seem to govern sequences of aura phenomena. Autonomous and vestibular sensations were shown to have preceding positions related to others, olfactory and gustatory sensations preferred a following position. The tentative explanation of the findings favours the idea of heterogeneity rather than the concept of a focal discharge in a simple partial seizures.

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Accession: 046973550

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PMID: 8952014

DOI: 10.1016/s1059-1311(96)80022-7

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