Eating epilepsy in Oman: A case series and report on the efficacy of temporal lobectomy

Arunodaya R. Gujjar, P. C. Jacob, Nandhagopal Ramanchandiran, Abdullah Al-Asmi

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Abstract

Eating epilepsy (EE), where seizures are triggered by eating, is rare and has not been reported in the Gulf region. In EE, the ictal semiology includes partial or generalised seizures. Focal brain changes on imaging, if present, are often confined to the temporal lobe or perisylvian region. Therapeutic options, especially in those patients who are refractory to pharmacotherapy, have not been well-established. We report a series of five patients with EE from Oman, a country located in the eastern part of the Arabian Gulf region, and highlight the usefulness of temporal lobectomy in one patient who had medically-intractable EE. Surgical intervention could be considered as a potential therapeutic option in carefully selected patients with medically-intractable seizures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Eating induced epilepsy
  • Oman
  • Reflex epilepsy
  • Temporal lobectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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