What is the morphology of EEG benign epileptic transients of sleep?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Roy Sucholeiki, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Example of small sharp spikes, also known as benig Example of small sharp spikes, also known as benign epileptiform transients of sleep (BETS).

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  • These sharp, usually small waves occur on one or both sides (usually asynchronously), especially in the temporal and frontal regions.

  • BETS are rare in children but are more frequent in adults and elderly persons.

  • Although they can occur in epileptic patients, BETS often are seen in individuals without epilepsy and can be regarded as a probable normal variant.

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