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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy?

Dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy is difficult to diagnose. There may not be characteristic localizing signs, can appear bizarre and similar to psychogenic events.

Symptoms of dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Conscious and able to recall events during the seizure

  • Head, eyes, and body face a particular direction (left or right) during a seizure

  • Fluctuations in severity of seizure (suspected status epilepticus)

  • Seizure

  • Uncontrollable movements

  • Recurrent seizures

  • Seizure lasted longer than 5 minutes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy

  • Have you noticed or been told that you have been acting strangely, differently from usual?

  • Were you conscious and able to recall events during the seizure?

  • Does your head, eyes, and body face a particular direction (left or right) during a seizure?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have movements of the hands/legs/face, that you cannot control?

Treatment for dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy

Anti-seizure medications can help in controlling seizures. Surgery may be an option for those who don't respond to medication.

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Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD

Neurology

Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Kawai Clinic, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

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