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Diencephalic epilepsy in a patient with agenesis of the corpus callosum confirmed by computerised axial tomography
  1. David Carr-Locke,
  2. Paul Millac
  1. Royal Infirmary, Leicester


    A case of diencephalic epilepsy is described in whom stereotyped attacks of spontaneous hypothermia and diaphoresis occurred over a 20 year period. No abnormality of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis was found, and there was no evidence of an intracranial mass lesion. Pneumoencephalography and computerised axial tomography (EMI scan) demonstrated agenesis of the corpus callosum.

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