Ictal vomiting in association with left temporal lobe seizures in a left hemisphere language-dominant patient

Barbara Schäuble, Jeffrey W. Britton, Brian P. Mullan, James Watson, Frank W. Sharbrough, W. Richard Marsh

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Ictal vomiting is considered a localizing sign indicating nondominant lateralization in patients with partial seizures of temporal lobe origin. We report a case of ictal vomiting associated with left temporal seizure activity in a left hemisphere language-dominant patient with a left mesial temporal glioma. Bilateral mesial temporal depth electrodes helped verify seizure lateralization. Surgery consisting of tumor resection and a left anterior temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy resulted in freedom from seizures and episodes of vomiting. This case indicates that ictal vomiting can occur as a manifestation of left temporal onset seizures in left hemisphere-dominant patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1432-1435
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002



  • EEG monitoring
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Glioma
  • Ictal semiology
  • Ictal vomiting
  • Lesional epilepsy
  • Medically refractory partial epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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