Unilateral motor epileptic seizures

Eadie M.J. (1995) Unilateral motor epileptic seizures. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2 1: 36-39. doi:10.1016/0967-5868(95)90027-6

Author Eadie M.J.
Title Unilateral motor epileptic seizures
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0967-5868(95)90027-6
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 39
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
2737 Physiology (medical)
2808 Neurology
Abstract Unilateral motor epileptic seizures occurred in 118 of 1902 persons with seizure disorders referred to a consultant neurological practice over a 30 year period. The unilateral motor seizures were nearly always manifestations of partial (focal, localisation related) epilepsy but, particularly if they occurred on different sides on different occasions, could be due to generalised onset epilepsy (10.2% of cases). The risk of cerebral tumour in those with unilateral motor seizures (10.2%) was greater than that for those with all other forms of seizure disorder (relative risk 3.56 times; 95% C.I. = 1.95 to 6.49 times). Unlike the situation in younger persons, if unilateral motor seizures began after the age of 20 years the chance of an underlying cerebral tumour (23.4%) was significantly higher than in other persons with adult onset partial seizures (relative risk 2.62 times; 95% C.I. = 1.44 to 4.77 times) and was much greater than that in all other seizure sufferers (relative risk 8.35 times; 95% C.I. = 4.66 to 14.9 times).
Keyword Focal epilepsy
Partial seizure
Unilateral seizure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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