Peri-ictal water drinking (PIWD) has been reported as the action of drinking during or within two minutes of an electroclinical seizure. It is considered a peri-ictal vegetative symptom, evident both during childhood and adulthood epilepsy. The aim of this paper was to describe the clinical and electroencephalographic features of two new adult subjects suffering from symptomatic temporal lobe epilepsy with episodes of PIWD recorded by VIDEO-EEG and to review literature data in order to better define this peculiar event during seizures, a rare and probably underestimated semiological sign. To date, 51 cases with focal epilepsy and seizures associated with PIWD have been reported. All patients presented with temporal lobe epilepsy. All cases but one had symptomatic epilepsy. Most of the patients had an involvement of the right hemisphere. Water drinking was reported as an ictal sign in the majority of patients, and less frequently was reported as postictal. We believe that PIWD might be considered a rare automatic behaviour, like other automatisms. Automatisms are more frequently described in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. PIWD was reported also to have lateralizing significance in the non-dominant temporal lobe, however, because of its rarity, this finding remains unclear.
Pietrafusa, N., Trivisano, M., de Palma, L., Serino, D., Moavero, R., Benvenga, A., et al. (2015). Peri-ictal water drinking: a rare automatic behaviour in temporal lobe epilepsy. EPILEPTIC DISORDERS, 17(4), 384-396 [10.1684/epd.2015.0776].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Pietrafusa, N., Trivisano, M., de Palma, L., Serino, D., Moavero, R., Benvenga, A., et al. (2015). Peri-ictal water drinking: a rare automatic behaviour in temporal lobe epilepsy. EPILEPTIC DISORDERS, 17(4), 384-396 [10.1684/epd.2015.0776].|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/39 - Neuropsichiatria Infantile|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/epd.2015.0776|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2015|
|Titolo:||Peri-ictal water drinking: a rare automatic behaviour in temporal lobe epilepsy|
|Autori:||Pietrafusa, N; Trivisano, M; de Palma, L; Serino, D; Moavero, R; Benvenga, A; Cappelletti, S; Boero, G; Vigevano, F; La Neve, A; Specchio, N|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|