Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versão ISSN 0034-7531
VARGAS DIAZ, José et al. Operculum syndrome or perisylvian syndrome . Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2011, vol.83, n.3, pp. 278-287. ISSN 0034-7531.
The interest of authors is to attract attention on operculum syndrome and thus to stimulate its identification in the neuropediatric practice. A search in PubMed from February, 2005 to September, 2010 was made commenting on papers that according authors showed the different features of concept, history, clinical features, causes, as well as diagnosis, evolution and prognosis. The operculum syndrome may be congenital or acquired; ion adults is more frequent by bilateral operculum cerebral infarction, but not in children in whom it may be present by different causes, from neuroblast migration to epilepsy. In the case of epileptic children it is necessary to pay attention to its course since due to the type of epilepsy or epileptic syndrome or due to antiepileptic drug used, this syndrome may be present, considering very much its fast identification and appropriate treatment.
Palavras-chave : operculum syndrome; perisylvian syndrome; operculum epileptic syndrome; idiopathic benign partial epilepsy.