What are the signs and symptoms of complex focal seizures of frontal-lobe origin?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Complex focal seizures of frontal-lobe origin may feature bizarre motor behaviors such as bicycling or a fencing posture, and they may have more of a nocturnal occurrence. These seizures have more prominent motor features than those of complex focal seizures of temporal-lobe onset. Frontal lobe–onset complex focal seizures may have a fast postictal recovery to baseline, and they often appear in clusters.


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