Seizure heralding functional recovery in a patient with apallic syndrome: A case report with retrospective-prospective observation

Samir Al-Adawi*, David T. Burke, Sara E. Mastronardi

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمقالمراجعة النظراء

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ملخص

Background: It has been suggested that there exists a close relationship between seizure discharges and functional recovery from brain injury, and that paroxysmal bombardment in late seizures may herald functional recovery or may "kick-start" recovery. Case report: We report the case of a 52-year-old patient who, following a subarachnoid hemorrhage and multiple surgeries, experienced discernible apallic syndrome of long duration. His hospitalization is well documented. The patient underwent protracted, intense rehabilitation, but he remained in this prolonged state of loss of consciousness and behavioral passivity until he experienced a series of periodic seizures. Widespread improvement in his cognitive and functional abilities coincided closely with the seizure activity. The literature on this topic is reviewed. Conclusion: This case confirms the close relationship between seizure discharges and functional recovery reported in preclinical literature.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)776-780
عدد الصفحات5
دوريةEpilepsy and Behavior
مستوى الصوت8
رقم الإصدار4
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - يونيو 2006

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