Benign partial epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS); Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE); Sylvian seizures
Rolandic epilepsy (RE), previously known as benign rolandic epilepsy, has traditionally been classified as an idiopathic partial epilepsy of childhood, characterized by seizure onset between the ages of 18 months and 13 years and seizure remittance during childhood or adolescence. More recently, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has recommended describing RE as a self-limited and pharmacoresponsive focal epilepsy, along with Panayiotopoulos syndrome and idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy (late-onset childhood occipital epilepsy). These conditions are generally believed to have good outcomes, and they have been theorized to lie on the milder end of the spectrum that includes more severe and rare epilepsy syndromes, such as Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and continuous spikes in slow-wave sleep.
RE is the most common epilepsy syndrome...
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