Ictal head version in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Positron emission tomography (PET) and stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) analyses indicate that the middle temporal neocortex (MTN), posterior temporal neocortex (PTN), and supramarginal gyrus (SMG) contribute to the generation of head version in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), with the MTN operating upstream of the PTN and SMG.

Why this matters ?

  • The location of the symptomatogenic zone and the network involved in head version in MTLE is currently unknown.

  • Advancing understanding of the brain regions involved in head version in MTLE might help to identify target regions for therapeutic intervention.