Capgras syndrome is a condition characterized by the belief that a relative has been replaced by an almost identical imposter. The disorder has been reported in several neurological diseases. We describe the uncommon case of a transient Capgras syndrome manifesting as focal temporal seizures in a woman with a right frontal meningioma. Our patient represents an exceptional case of Capgras syndrome for several reasons, namely, the association with meningioma, very rarely reported before, the transient manifestation of symptoms, and, most importantly, the epileptic etiology of reduplicative paramnesias. Lastly, our report also confirms the importance of frontal and right hemisphere dysfunction in generating Capgras syndrome-like delusions.

Epileptic Capgras-Like Delusions in a Patient with Right Frontal Meningioma: Case Report / E. Colombo, S. Messina, F. Verde, M. Locatelli, B. Poletti, V. Silani, N. Ticozzi. - In: CASE REPORTS IN NEUROLOGY. - ISSN 1662-680X. - 13:2(2021), pp. 284-288. [10.1159/000513675]

Epileptic Capgras-Like Delusions in a Patient with Right Frontal Meningioma: Case Report

F. Verde;M. Locatelli;V. Silani;N. Ticozzi
2021

Abstract

Capgras syndrome is a condition characterized by the belief that a relative has been replaced by an almost identical imposter. The disorder has been reported in several neurological diseases. We describe the uncommon case of a transient Capgras syndrome manifesting as focal temporal seizures in a woman with a right frontal meningioma. Our patient represents an exceptional case of Capgras syndrome for several reasons, namely, the association with meningioma, very rarely reported before, the transient manifestation of symptoms, and, most importantly, the epileptic etiology of reduplicative paramnesias. Lastly, our report also confirms the importance of frontal and right hemisphere dysfunction in generating Capgras syndrome-like delusions.
Capgras syndrome; Epilepsy; Seizure; Meningioma
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
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