Ictal dancing-like semiology in frontal lobe epilepsy
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Dancing is a very rare seizure semiology and it is characterized by an integrated gestural motor behavior of rhythmic swinging of the arms and pelvis resembling a dance. Seven cases presenting with dancing-like ictal/post-ictal behavior have been previously reported, but the underlying mechanisms and neural networks of this complex and fascinating ictal behavior remain still not completely understood [1, 2, 3, 4]. The epileptogenic zone (EZ) has been previously hypothesized to be localized both in the temporal and in the frontal lobes. Some authors suggested that the dancing semiology seems to be not typical of temporal lobe epilepsy, since automatisms involving proximal muscles and complex behaviors, such as bicycling, are suggestive of frontal lobe epilepsy [1, 4, 5].
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