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Journal of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

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Abstract

SILVADO, Carlos et al. Video-EEG in the pursuit of documented coexistence of epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: how long is too long? - a case report. J. epilepsy clin. neurophysiol. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.1, pp. 23-25. ISSN 1676-2649.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-26492010000100005.

Continuous Vídeo-EEG monitoring remains the gold-standard tool to confirm or disregard the diagnosis of epilepsy in selected cases in which a differential diagnosis is required and not clearly established in the basis of outpatient procedures. However, it may be a tiresome and stressful experience for patients and it is certainly an expensive test. Thus, we wonder how far (considering both financial and emotional costs) should we pursue the goal of documenting all suspicious events. An illustrative case is presented.

Keywords : Nonepileptic seizures; video-EEG.

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