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MUSICOGENIC EPILEPSY. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A CASE REPORT

https://doi.org/10.17749/2077-8333.2018.10.1.025-034

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Abstract

Musicogenic epilepsy is a rare form of reflex epilepsy, where seizures are triggered by listening to patient-specific sounds or music. The onset typically occurs in the adult age. In most cases of musicogenic epilepsy, the source of epileptic activity is located in the temporal zone (more on the right) and not associated with structural brain damage as per magnetic resonance imaging. Usually, the seizures have the complex partial nature with automatisms. This report presents a case of a female patient of 53 years old with the onset of epilepsy at an age of 33, with complex partial epileptic seizures provoked by listening to pop music. We detected 2 sources of epileptic activity located in the medial zones of the right and left temporal lobes, with no structural abnormalities of the brain as evidenced by MRI. During a video-EEG examination, listening to a piece of music caused complex partial epileptic seizures with the source of ictal epileptic activity in the medial zones of the left temporal lobe.

About the Authors

V. O. Generalov
Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after V. I. Kulakov of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation
Russian Federation

MD, PhD, Neurologist, Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology,

4 Akademika Oparina Str., Moscow 117198



T. R. Sadykov
Center of diagnostics and treatment for epilepsy «Planeta Med»
Russian Federation

MD, PhD, Neurologist,

13-2 Varshavskoe shosse, Moscow 117105



Yu. V. Kazakova
Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after V. I. Kulakov of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation
Russian Federation

MD, Neurologist, Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology,

4 Akademika Oparina Str., Moscow 117198



A. M. Yugay
Center of diagnostics and treatment for epilepsy «Planeta Med»
Russian Federation

MD, Neurologist,

13-2 Varshavskoe shosse, Moscow 117105



A. B. Orehov
Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after V. I. Kulakov of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation
Russian Federation

MD, Neurologist,

4 Akademika Oparina Str., Moscow 117198



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Generalov V.O., Sadykov T.R., Kazakova Y.V., Yugay A.M., Orehov A.B. MUSICOGENIC EPILEPSY. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A CASE REPORT. Epilepsia and paroxysmal conditions. 2018;10(1):25-34. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2077-8333.2018.10.1.025-034

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