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Occipital ulegyria causing epilepsy and visual impairment: an easily overlooked epilepsy syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Epileptic Disorders, December 2017
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Title
Occipital ulegyria causing epilepsy and visual impairment: an easily overlooked epilepsy syndrome
Published in
Epileptic Disorders, December 2017
DOI 10.1684/epd.2017.0948
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Authors

Antoinette O’Connor, Daniel J. Costello

Abstract

Ulegyria refers to scarring of the cerebral cortex usually arising from perinatal ischaemia. The scarring has a specific configuration in which small atrophic circumvolutions at the bottom of a sulcus underlie an intact spared gyral apex. This disconnection of overlying cortex may allow an "epileptogenic" island of cortex to generate seizures. Ulegyria is often associated with epilepsy and developmental delay, however, the syndromic association of visual impairment with epilepsy due to occipital ulegyria may not be recognised as a specific entity. Here, we report a series of five patients with occipital ulegyria who presented with widely variable seizure semiology and an array of visual deficits. In some patients, the link between the epilepsy and the visual impairment was not appreciated until they attended an epilepsy clinic.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Professor 1 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Other 3 21%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 29%
Psychology 3 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 14%
Sports and Recreations 1 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2017.
All research outputs
#11,467,781
of 18,251,198 outputs
Outputs from Epileptic Disorders
#176
of 438 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#229,949
of 419,814 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Epileptic Disorders
#10
of 21 outputs
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