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Panayiotopoulos syndrome spike localization prevalence

Diagram shows prevalence of spike localization as estimated from the EEG analysis of 47 patients with Panayiotopoulos syndrome. All but the anterior temporal regions are involved. Note that frontal spikes are second more frequent after the occipital, followed by central spikes. Right and left occipital and frontal regions are equally involved. Midline spikes occurred in 17%. (Used with permission: Panayiotopoulos CP. Panayiotopoulos syndrome: a common and benign childhood epileptic syndrome. London: John Libbey and Company, 2002.)

Associated Disorders

  • Idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy (Gastaut type)
  • Rolandic epilepsy
  • Rolandic seizures