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What is Frontal lobe seizures?

15:27 - 3 November , 2023


It is a neurological condition characterized by seizures originating in the frontal lobe of the brain that can last less than 30 seconds and occur during sleep, as a result of abnormal signals being sent from brain cells.

Frontal lobe seizures are actually a form of epilepsy and are classified as:

  • Simple: the person remains aware of their surroundings.
  • Complex: loss of consciousness.

There are a series of unfavorable conditions for having frontal lobe seizures, such as:

  • Family members with a history of epilepsy.
  • Scarring in a part of the brain as a result of an injury.
  • Seizures due to high fevers.
  • Stroke or problems with the blood vessels in the brain.
  • Meningitis or brain infection.
  • Abnormal brain tissue.
  • Head trauma.
  • Brain tumor.

Signs and symptoms Frontal lobe seizures

  • Difficulty articulating speech.
  • Rocking your body or thrusting your hips.
  • Looking at a fixed point without responding when spoken to.
  • Fear or mood swings.
  • Lateral movement of the head and eyes.
  • Laugh for no reason.
  • Scream for no reason.
  • Insulting excessively.
  • Rigid or abnormal body posture.

Diagnosis and treatment Frontal lobe seizures

The specialist will analyze your symptoms and clinical history, and then perform a physical examination and a neurological evaluation, as well as request the following studies to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other diseases, which sometimes cause a confusing diagnosis:

  • Electroencephalogram.
  • MRI.
  • Computed tomography.
  • Positron emission tomography.
  • Video electroencephalogram.

The treatment to be followed seeks to reduce the frequency and intensity of epileptic seizures through anticonvulsant drugs. If the seizures do not improve, you may require surgery.

At the Neurology Center, a select group of highly trained and certified doctors in various neurological specialties is ready to assist you with the quality and warmth that characterizes us.



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