Table 1

Literature review of test results

Case report ( first author(year of publication)) Age/sex Aetiology or associated neurological disease EEG findings Associated symptoms1-150
Féré1 (1896)?/MSeizures since infancysud/the/los/sei
Féré10 (1904)53/MOphthalmoplegic migrainesen/sei/sud/hea
Penfield12(1929)41/FPearly tumour of the third ventriclechi/sud/crs/los
Landau13(1953)29/MCNS involvement by streptococcal septicaemiaTheta bursts (interictal)the/nps
Mulder5(1954)43/MGrand malL temporal slow wavesNot described
Mulder5 (1954)25/FSeizures since infancyL temporal sharp waves (after metrazol)crs/chi/los
29/FAstrocytoma of L temporal lobecrs/sei
Brody4 (1960)53/FGlioblastoma of R parieto-occipital lobe, thalamus  and basal gangliaR temporal theta rhythmic activity (ictal and interictal)gis/the/los/sen nps/crs/tri
Andermann15 (1984)61/MGlioblastoma of R temporal, frontal and insula lobethe/chi/gis/sen
Green6 (1984)44/MGlioblastoma of R temporal lobeR frontotemporal 5 Hz spikes and waves (ictal)sei/chi/sen/tri
Lesser16 (1985)35/ML temporal lobectomyL temporal paroxysmal alpha activity (ictal)chi
Tyndell9 (1986)56/MGlioblastoma of L parieto-temporal lobehea/sud/gis/sen the/nps
Brogna2 (1986)58/MAstrocytoma of L mediobasal temporal lobeL temporal rhythmic sharp wave (ictal, NPE)sen/nps/tri/gis
Ahern8 (1986)35/MR anterior temporal lobe post-traumatic contusionSpike discharges (interictal, NPE)hea/sud/nps/gis
Dupuy7(1989)56/MBilateral deep temporal radionecrosisGeneralised theta rhythmic activity (ictal)chi
Scopetta3(1989)58/MGlioma of L deep temporal lobeL temporal theta rhythmic activity (ictal)the/nps
Yu17(1998)29/MHippocampal sclerosisL temporal spikesnps/sei
Yu17 (1998)33/MMeningioma of the sphenoid regionL temporal rhythmic dischargeslos/nps/crs/chi
Present case66/MNon-ketotic hyperglycaemia ?Generalised theta rhythmic activity (ictal)chi/the/tri nps/gis/crs
  • 1-150 crs=Cardiorespiratory symptoms; chi=chills; gis=gastrointestinal symptoms; hea=cephalic sensation (head); los=loss of consciousness; tri=emotional triggering factor; nps=neuropsychological disorders; sei=other kinds of seizure; sen=sensory symptoms; sud=sudomotor activity; the=thermal sensation; NPE=nasopharyngeal electrode.