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Learn more about Supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

Content updated on Sep 14, 2022

What is supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy?

Seizures arising from the supplementary motor area of the brain, occurring mainly during sleep. Causes include genetic mutations.

Symptoms of supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

  • Conscious and able to recall events during the seizure

  • During the seizure, arm straightened and face turned to the same side e.g. left or right

  • Uncontrollable movements that usually happen at night

Questions your doctor may ask to check for supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

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

  • During the seizure, did your arm straighten and face turn to the same side (e.g. left or right)?

  • Do your uncontrollable movements usually happen at night?

Treatment for supplementary motor cortex/ frontal lobe epilepsy

Treatment includes medications to control seizures, and surgery or an electrical stimulation device if medication aren't effective.

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