Balloon cells and dysmorphic neurons in the hippocampus associated with epileptic amnesic syndrome: A case report

Se Hoon Kim, Yang Je Cho, Hyung Seok Kim, Kyoung Heo, Min Cheol Lee, Byung In Lee, Tai Seung Kim, Jin Woo Chang

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Abstract

Recently, we encountered a 39-year-old woman with typical epileptic amnesic syndrome. The patient underwent right anterior temporal lobectomy, which removed the right hippocampus. The patient's resected hippocampus showed typical histological features of Ammon's horn sclerosis (AHS) with dysmorphic neurons. In addition, the prominent balloon cells, admixed with dysmorphic neurons, were noted in the hippocampus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case showing AHS with balloon cells. The presence of balloon cells reinforces the hypothesis that AHS itself might be a maldevelopment disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-909
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsia
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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