MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Tuber Cinereum Hamartoma in a Patient with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Hypogonadotropic. Hamartoma of the hypothalamus and tuber cinereum may be regarded as a midline .. Brower, B. and Brummelcamp, R.: Le syndrome de puberte precoce. La edad de debut de la epilepsia en los pacientes con hamartoma . (MB). Coronal section, T2-weighted sequence, showing a tuber cinereum hamartoma.

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Horm Res, 57pp. We first attempted to control seizures with pharmacological treatment in all patients with epilepsy. Dacrystic seizures also appeared in 2 patients; the initial critical episode in 1 of these patients was dacrystic. Gelastic, quiritarian and cursive epilepsy: These seizures have also cinereym described in the literature.

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Tuber cinereum hamartoma – Wikipedia

Coronal section, T2-weighted sequence, showing a tuber cinereum hamartoma. Conventional surgical techniques, such as surgical resection and surgical excision through an inferior approach craniotomy through transsylvian, subtemporal, or transfrontal approaches or a superior approach via transcallosal interfornical approachdeliver successful ruber for seizure control, but surgical risks are high.

This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat We have retrospectively reviewed the medical histories of 10 patients diagnosed with hypothalamic hamartoma by magnetic resonance imaging MRI over the last 20 years.

Only one patient had a family history of epilepsy.

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This study was presented in the 35th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Hamagtoma Neurology, Granadawhere it was chosen as one of the winning presentations.


Electrophysiological properties of human hypothalamic hamartomas. Gelastic laughing seizures and precocious puberty. At present, this technique is used as a second option when tumours persist after the initial conventional surgery.

Gelastic seizures, precocious puberty and hypothalamic hamartoma. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Pediatr Neurol, 23pp. As mentioned above, epilepsy is one of the markers of this disease, and this is especially true for intrahypothalamic hamartomas.

Tuber cinereum hamartoma Tuber cinereum hamartomas are at the hypothalamus between the mamillary bodies and above the pituitary stalk. The mean time between onset of seizures and surgery was 5 years.

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In 6 patients, this was due to poor pharmacological control of the epileptic seizures, and in the remaining patient, due to the tumour increasing in size and hamartona pressure on neighbouring structures. Status gelasticus associated with levetiracetam as add-on treatment. Few isolated neurons in hypothalamic hamartomas may cause gelastic seizures. At times it may be difficult to differentiate between gelastic and partial seizures, hamargoma they have similar characteristics decreased level of consciousness and orofacial automatisms and both types of seizures may occur concomitantly.

Languages Polski Edit links. The patient with status gelasticus needed polytherapy with as many as 4 drugs. On conventional axial CT images, the diagnosis can be challenging, depending on slice position and thickness, although with more recent volumetric scans with coronal and sagittal reformats, the abnormality is easier to identify. Gelastic seizures associated with hypothalamic hamartomas; an update in the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.


However, a delay of approximately 4 years in diagnosing the lesion may explain the size of the largest hamartoma. Gelastic seizures were common in all patients suffering from epilepsy, and were the first type of seizures experienced by 5 of the patients.

Two patients needed to be hospitalised upon birth.

This contrasts with series of surgical patients in the literature which reported better results in cknereum area of seizure control. As they are composed of grey matter, they have imaging appearances similar to the normal cortex.

Epileptic Disord, 5pp.

Tuber cinereum hamartoma

One had paroxysmal attacks finereum patient mentioned above who was diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound ; the other required ventriculoperitoneal shunting on the 6th day of life due to hydrocephalus secondary to an arachnoid cyst. Epilelepsy in hypothalamic hamartoma: Summary of complementary tests and findings.

The endocrinology of hypothalamic hamartoma surgery for intractable epilepsy. Very rarely children with hypothalamic hamartomas can enter into ‘status gelasticus’ 4. The 5 patients who underwent neuropsychological assessment completed age-adapted cognitive and language tests.

Neurosurg Focus, 30pp. Epileptic laughter with precocious puberty. Retrieved from ” https: