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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is insular cortex epilepsy?

Insular cortex epilepsy is an under-recognized, localised medical condition. This condition could be due to surgery treatment failure seen in a portion of patients with temporal epilepsy, as well as a portion of those with frontal and parietal lobe epilepsy.

Symptoms of insular cortex epilepsy

  • One hand or leg feels rigid and unable to move

  • Often hear sounds even though there is nothing there

  • Mouth makes chewing movements when moving arms or legs

  • Unusual sensations such as burning or prickling sensation all over the body

Questions your doctor may ask to check for insular cortex epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose insular cortex epilepsy

  • Do you find that one hand or leg feels rigid and unable to move?

  • Do you often hear sounds even though there is nothing there?

  • Does your mouth make chewing movements when you move your arms or legs?

  • Do you have unusual sensations such as burning or prickling sensation all over your body?

Treatment for insular cortex epilepsy

Surgical and neurostimulation are treatment options insular cortex epilepsy.

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References

  • Ryvlin P, Picard F. Invasive Investigation of Insular Cortex Epilepsy. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jul;34(4):328-332. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000395. PMID: 28644203.

    https://journals.lww.com/clinicalneurophys/Abstract/2017/07000/Invasive_Investigation_of_Insular_Cortex_Epilepsy.6.aspx

  • Nguyen DK. Insular Cortex Epilepsy: Exploring the Treasure Island of Reil. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jul;34(4):299. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000397. PMID: 28644198.

    https://journals.lww.com/clinicalneurophys/Citation/2017/07000/Insular_Cortex_Epilepsy__Exploring_the_Treasure.1.aspx

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