Exacerbation of vocal tics after temporal lobectomy

D. Sinno, H. El Amin, Y. Comair, M. A. Mikati

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We describe a woman with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy secondary to dysgenesis of the left temporal lobe who had a marked and long-term exacerbation of her preexisting vocal tics after a temporal lobectomy that completely controlled her seizures. The patient was determined to have right-sided speech dominance by the Wada test. This is, to our knowledge, only the second reported case of exacerbation of tics after resection of the nondominant temporal lobe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Seizure
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Temporal lobectomy
  • Throat aura
  • Vocal tics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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