Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes: Is there a thalamocortical network dysfunction present?

Sanlidag B., Koken O. Y. , ÜLGEN TEMEL E. , ARHAN E. , Aydin K., SERDAROĞLU A.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, cilt.79, ss.44-48, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 79
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.seizure.2020.04.003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.44-48


Introduction: Benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is one of the most frequently seen epileptic syndromes in childhood. It is characterized by centrotemporal spikes (CTS) on electroencephalography (EEG) that are typically activated by drowsiness and stage N2 sleep. The location, frequency, and amplitude of the spikes may vary in different EEG records of the same patient, supporting the presence of a global pathology rather than a focal one. Despite the well-known relation between BECTS and stage N2 sleep, the results of sleep studies have been diverse and have mainly focused on sleep cycles. The characteristics of sleep spindles in the interictal periods have not been studied well.