What Is Rolandic Epilepsy?

Q:
What is rolandic epilepsy?

A:
Rolandic epilepsy, also called benign rolandic epilepsy or benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS), is a common epilepsy syndrome in childhood.

The possible symptoms of rolandic epilepsy include: unilateral facial sensorimotor, hypersalivation, speech arrest and oropharyngolaryngeal manifestations.

Antiepileptic drugs used for rolandic epilepsy include carbamazepine, valproate, phenytoin, gabapentin, levetiracetam and sultiame. And carbamazepine is the most effective drug for most cases.

Keywords: rolandic epilepsy; benign rolandic epilepsy

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