Seizure-Associated Speech Arrest in Elderly Patients

GREGORY D. CASCINO, BARBARA F. WESTMORELAND, THOMAS H. SWANSON, FRANK W. SHARBROUGH

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Abstract

Recurrent, brief episodes of speech arrest associated with bifrontal electroencephalographic seizure activity developed in three ill elderly patients. The seizures ceased after the initiation of antiepileptic drug therapy and the correction of metabolic abnormalities. The cause of the seizure activity remains unknown, but a possible mechanism may be a transient epileptogenic cortical dysfunction that predominantly affects the frontal lobes as a result of concomitant metabolic alterations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-258
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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    CASCINO, GREGORY. D., WESTMORELAND, BARBARA. F., SWANSON, THOMAS. H., & SHARBROUGH, FRANK. W. (1991). Seizure-Associated Speech Arrest in Elderly Patients. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 66(3), 254-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0025-6196(12)61006-4