Chapter 31. Localization-Related Epilepsies

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Hirokazu Oguni MD Professor of Pediatrics1 and
  2. Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos MD, PhD Honorary Consultant2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch31

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Oguni, H. and Panayiotopoulos, C. P. (2009) Localization-Related Epilepsies, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsies, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • localization-related epilepsies (LRE) - seizures originating in circumscribed locus;
  • idiopathic LRE - benign childhood focal seizures;
  • panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS) - non-febrile childhood epilepsies;
  • Gastaut idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy - pure form idiopathic occipital epilepsy;
  • autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE);
  • familial mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (FMTLE) - seizures at age of 10;
  • symptomatic and cryptogenic LRE - temporal, frontal, parietal, and occipital lobe epilepsies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Idiopathic LRE

  • Symptomatic and cryptogenic LRE

  • Further reading