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Tonic status epilepticus as illustrated in the classical studies of Gastaut and associates

Tonic status epilepticus as illustrated in the classical studies of Gastaut and associates. Two tonic seizures during tonic status epilepticus. The one on the top of the figure was associated with a fully developed global tonic seizure whereas the other one had almost no motor manifestations. (Used with permission from the publishers of Epilepsia. Gastaut H, Roger J, Ouahchi S, Timsit M, Broughton R. An electro-clinical study of generalized epileptic seizures of tonic expression. Epilepsia 1963;4:15-44.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Other epileptic encephalopathies like Ohtahara and West syndrome