BACKGROUND: Studies in animal models and epileptic patients have suggested that circuits of the basal ganglia may control epileptic seizures and that striatal dopaminergic transmission plays a key role in seizure interruption. Ring chromosome 20 (r) epilepsy is a very homogenous type of epilepsy and is clinically characterized by long-lasting seizures suggesting a dysfunction in the seizure control system. The hypothesis that these long-lasting seizures are associated with a reduction of ...Expand abstract
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PET evidence for a role of the basal ganglia in patients with ring chromosome 20 epilepsy.
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