Co-existence of cavernoma and cortical dysplasia in temporal lobe epilepsy

Marco Giulioni, Mino Zucchelli, Patrizia Riguzzi, Gianluca Marucci, Carlo Alberto Tassinari, Fabio Calbucci

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Cavernomas and cortical dysplasia are well-known causes of partial epilepsy. The association between cavernoma and cortical dysplasia in an epileptic patient has not yet been sufficiently documented. We report a case of long-term, drug-resistant, partial left temporal epilepsy associated with a cavernoma. According to the neurophysiological non-invasive presurgical study, the patient was submitted to a tailored left temporal resection. The histopathological study showed the coexistence of cavernoma and cortical dysplasia. This is an interesting combination of epilepsy-related pathologies that have so far not been documented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1122-1124
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Cavernoma
  • Cortical dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Malformation of cortical development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology


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