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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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BARRETO-ACEVEDO, Elliot et al. The infrequent sign of the Cross in temporal lobe epilepsy: case report documented with video-EEG. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2018, vol.81, n.4, pp.264-269. ISSN 0034-8597.

Religious manifestations in epilepsy have been described empirically since ancestral times. In the last 60 years with the use of the EEG and then with the help of the Video-EEG, these manifestations have been studied better, especially in their peri-ictal presentation. The Sign of the Cross is a very infrequent epileptic automatism, with few reports since 2009. We present a case of temporal lobe epilepsy with this automatism, with a detailed study that included the video-EEG recording of semiology. We review the literature with the objective of understanding the physiopathogenic mechanisms and know the localizing and / or lateralizing value of this sign.

Keywords : Temporal lobe epilepsy; sign of the Cross; Video-EEG.

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