Case Report| Volume 16, ISSUE 12, P1652-1655, December 2009

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A hemispherotomy for intractable startle epilepsy characterized by infantile hemiplegia and drop attacks


      Startle epilepsy is provoked by unexpected sensory stimuli, mainly auditory, and reveals subsequent tonic posturing of the limbs. We present a case of intractable startle epilepsy with infantile hemiplegia and discuss the indications for a hemispherotomy.


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