Common questions

What is a limbic seizure?

What is a limbic seizure?

Abstract. The limbic/mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome has been defined as a focal epilepsy, with the implication that there is a well defined focus of onset, traditionally centered around the hippocampus.

What part of the brain is affected by seizures?

The temporal lobes are the areas of the brain that most commonly give rise to seizures. The mesial portion (middle) of both temporal lobes is very important in epilepsy — it is frequently the source of seizures and can be prone to damage or scarring.

Which part of the limbic system is greatly affected in cases of temporal lobe epilepsy?

Focal seizures in the temporal lobe involve small areas of the lobe such as the amygdala and hippocampus.

What is seizure activity in the brain?

A seizure is a burst of uncontrolled electrical activity between brain cells (also called neurons or nerve cells) that causes temporary abnormalities in muscle tone or movements (stiffness, twitching or limpness), behaviors, sensations or states of awareness.

Can limbic encephalitis be cured?

In cases of confirmed paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE), removal or treatment of the tumor is often the first step in treatment. If the cause of limbic encephalitis is a viral infection, an antiviral drug may be prescribed. Immunotherapy is often utilized as a first line or second line treatment.

Do seizures affect your memory?

Any type of epileptic seizure could potentially affect your memory, either during or after a seizure. If you have lots of seizures, memory problems might happen more often. Some people have generalised seizures that affect all of the brain.

What is Type 4 Epilepsy?

Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type 4: An inherited form of epilepsy which originates from the frontal lobe and occurs predominantly at night. Symptoms tend to improve with age. Often the condition is dismissed as nightmares or a psychiatric disorder. Type 4 results from a defect on chromosome 8p21.

What are the signs of epilepsy?

Though seizures are the main symptom of all types of epilepsy, the full scope of epilepsy symptoms and signs varies. Common symptoms include muscle jerking and contractions, brief loss of consciousness or awareness, weakness, anxiety, and staring.

What is temporal lobe epilepsy?

Temporal lobe epilepsy. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by recurrent, unprovoked focal seizures that originate in the temporal lobe of the brain and last about one or two minutes. TLE is the most common form of epilepsy with focal seizures.