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What is Rolandic Epilepsy?

What is Rolandic Epilepsy?

  • Rolandic Epilepsy: A type of seizure where abnormal electrical activity occurs in a part of the brain called the rolandic strip. Symptoms usually only affect the lower half of one side of the face. These seizures tend to occur in children in an infrequent, usually nocturnal, pattern. The seizures are usually mild but can occasionally progress to a more generalized form which affects larger parts of the body. The condition is considered benign and patients usually outgrow the condition by adolescence.

Rolandic Epilepsy: Introduction

Types of Rolandic Epilepsy:

Broader types of Rolandic Epilepsy:

What causes Rolandic Epilepsy?

Causes of Rolandic Epilepsy: see causes of Rolandic Epilepsy

What are the symptoms of Rolandic Epilepsy?

Symptoms of Rolandic Epilepsy: see symptoms of Rolandic Epilepsy

Onset of Rolandic Epilepsy: childhood - usually over 3 years of age

Rolandic Epilepsy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rolandic Epilepsy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rolandic Epilepsy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rolandic Epilepsy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rolandic Epilepsy.
Treatments for Rolandic Epilepsy: see treatments for Rolandic Epilepsy
Research for Rolandic Epilepsy: see research for Rolandic Epilepsy

Name and Aliases of Rolandic Epilepsy

Main name of condition: Rolandic Epilepsy

Other names or spellings for Rolandic Epilepsy:

Sylvan seizures


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