Cortical silent period in a patient with focal epilepsy and Parry-Romberg syndrome

Aktekin B., Oguz Y., Aydin H., ŞENOL A. U.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.6, no.2, pp.270-273, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.11.012
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-273
  • Keywords: Parry-Romberg syndrome, epilepsy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, silent period, TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION, PROGRESSIVE FACIAL HEMIATROPHY, BRAIN
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Progressive facial hemiatrophy (PFH), Parry-Romberg syndrome, is a rare disorder frequently associated with epilepsy. We describe a 28-year-old man who had PFH and partial epilepsy that was easily controlled with antiepileptic drugs. In accordance with this patient's benign course of seizures, the cortical silent period was prolonged in the symptomatic hemisphere. This finding may represent compensatory interictal mechanisms in epilepsy. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.