brain tumor

Following is a list of – and links to – information about structural causes associated with epilepsy.

  • Hypothalamic hamartoma
  • Aicardi syndrome
  • Focal cortical dysplasia
  • Cavernous and other vascular malformations
  • Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETS), gangliogliomas and low-grade tumors
  • Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Perinatal brain injury
  • Vascular injury
  • Hemimegalencephaly
  • Schizencephaly
  • Periventricular nodular heterotopia (PVNH)
  • Polymicrogyria (PMG)

Neurocutaneous Syndromes

Neurocutaneous syndromes are a group of neurologic (brain, spine, and peripheral nerve) disorders that can cause cutaneous (skin) manifestations, such as tumors that grow inside the brain, spinal cord, organs, skin, and skeletal bones. These disorders frequently also cause seizures, brain malformations, eye lesions, and intellectual disability.

Neurocutaneous syndromes that can be associated with seizures include

Authored By: 
Judy Gretsch
Authored Date: 
04/2020
Reviewed By: 
Elaine Wirrell MD
on: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020