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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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HERNANDEZ-FUSTES, Otto J.  and  BITTENCOURT, Paulo Rogério M. de. Temporal lobe epilepsy: report of an intact patient 26 years after onset, without treatment. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.3a, pp.509-512. ISSN 0004-282X.

We present the case of a 36 years old man with temporal lobe epilepsy since 10 years old without treatment, and daily complex partial seizures and weekly tonic-clonic seizures. The diagnosis was made by clinical aspects and electroencephalographic findings. CT scan was normal. Cognitive functions were tested and showed no alterations. The patient had normal clinic, neurologic and mental exam.

Keywords : temporal lobe epilepsy; cognitive functions; antiepileptic drugs.

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