Hippocampal malrotation

Case contributed by Ivan Kulikov


Seizures with loss of consciousness when falling asleep. Clonic cramps in the extremities, with paralysis of the right hand (Todd's paralysis), duration of about 2 minutes. Electroencephalogram: epileptiform patterns in the left frontal-temporal region

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male

There is an abnormal vertical orientation of the hippocampal body and collateral sulcus.

Case Discussion

An asymmetric hippocampus should be differentiated from structural variational of the normal medial temporal lobes, however, given the presence of clinical symptoms this is most likely hippocampal malrotation.

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Case information

rID: 55949
Published: 15th Oct 2017
Last edited: 15th Oct 2017
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