Orgasmic aura - A report of seven cases

J. Janszky, A. Ebner, Z. Szupera, R. Schulz, A. Hollo, A. Szűcs, B. Clemens

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Abstract

We report on seven patients who experienced an orgasmic aura at the start of their seizures. The patients (five women, two men) were aged 36-58. Three of seven patients described the exact nature of their auras only many years after their appearance, when the epilepsy diagnostic procedure became more intensive due to drug resistance. Moreover, one patient even refused any new therapeutical options due to the reportedly positive role of the orgasmic aura in her life. All of our patients had temporal lobe epilepsy. The clinical picture, EEG, MRI or SPECT findings suggested a right temporal epileptic focus in six patients, while in one patient the epileptogenic region was localised in the left temporal lobe. In the latter case, the left hemisphere was speech-dominant, while in the other cases no Wada tests were done. Our results confirm that orgasmic aura could be considered as an ictal lateralising sign to the right hemisphere, however, it has no 100% lateralising value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalSeizure
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

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Epilepsy
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Temporal Lobe
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Drug Resistance
Electroencephalography
Seizures
Stroke

Keywords

  • Lateralisation
  • Orgasm
  • Presurgical evaluation
  • Right hemisphere
  • Sexual functions
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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Orgasmic aura - A report of seven cases. / Janszky, J.; Ebner, A.; Szupera, Z.; Schulz, R.; Hollo, A.; Szűcs, A.; Clemens, B.

In: Seizure, Vol. 13, No. 6, 09.2004, p. 441-444.

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Janszky, J, Ebner, A, Szupera, Z, Schulz, R, Hollo, A, Szűcs, A & Clemens, B 2004, 'Orgasmic aura - A report of seven cases', Seizure, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 441-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2003.09.005
Janszky J, Ebner A, Szupera Z, Schulz R, Hollo A, Szűcs A et al. Orgasmic aura - A report of seven cases. Seizure. 2004 Sep;13(6):441-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2003.09.005
Janszky, J. ; Ebner, A. ; Szupera, Z. ; Schulz, R. ; Hollo, A. ; Szűcs, A. ; Clemens, B. / Orgasmic aura - A report of seven cases. In: Seizure. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 441-444.
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