Gustatory and second sensory seizures associated with lesions in the insular cortex seen on magnetic resonance imaging

Gregory D. Cascino, William E. Karnes

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Three patients had partial seizures heralded by gustatory hallucinations. The only associated ictal event was unilateral sensory symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a structural abnormality encompassing the insular cortex and the peri-insular region in each patient. The phenomenology suggested gustatory and second sensory area seizures related to insular pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990



  • Gustatory hallucinations
  • Insular cortex
  • MRI lesions
  • Second sensory area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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