cortical epilepsy


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Noun1.cortical epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance)
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
Jacksonian epilepsy - focal epilepsy in which the attack usually moves from distal to proximal limb muscles on the same side of the body
sensory epilepsy - focal epilepsy initiated by somatosensory phenomena
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A new surgical technique for the treatment of focal cortical epilepsy. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1969;26:120.
Cellular abnormalities in focal cortical epilepsy: Anomalous impulse generation.