Eating epilepsy associated with a deep forebrain glioma

W. C. Robertson, R. G. Fariello

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Seizures associated with deglutition are rare, and previously reported cases of so‐called eating epilepsy have not identified specific electrophysiological or anatomical foci. We evaluated a 14‐year‐old with a deep hemispheric astrocytoma in whom focal sezures were consistently triggered by eating. Electroencephalograms were consistent with a deeply located seizure focus. Eating epilepsy should be grouped with reflex epilepsies that may originate with the diencephalon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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