Cryptogenic Gelastic Epilepsy:
A Pediatric Case Vignette
Dr. Devendra Mishra,
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, 2,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi 110002, India.
91-11-22792421, 91-11-9868604316, FAX: 91-11-23234845
Gelastic seizures, characterized by epileptic laughter, are rare and the majority is associated with hypothalamic hamartomas. We report a case with cryptogenic Gelastic seizure (without hypothalamic hamartoma), as the MRI was normal and, EEG and clinical data suggested a focal origin of the seizures.