A Rare Case of Adult-Onset Focal Epileptic Spasms Due to Frontal Astrocytoma
Ravish R Keni*, Sreekanta Swamy, M Sowmya, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Ravindra B Kamble, Vivek Rayadurg, M Manjunath
Department of Neurosciences, Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru, India
*Corresponding Author: Ravish R Keni, Department of Neurosciences, Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru, India.
June 08, 2022; Published: July 06, 2022
Epileptic spasms (ES) usually present between two weeks and eighteen months of age. The occurrence of ES in adults is rare and usually comprises of patients in whom the seizures started during infancy and persisted into adulthood. We report a rare case onset focal ES as the isolated seizure type in a 30-year-old adult due to frontal astrocytoma. We highlight the electroclinical differences between ES in adults versus infants; and review the factors determining the age of onset of ES.
Keywords: Epileptic Spasms; Focal; Adult-Onset
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