Spontaneous out-of-body experience in a child with refractory right temporoparietal epilepsy
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Oct;14(4):396-9. doi: 10.3171/2014.6.PEDS13485. Epub 2014 Jul 25. Spontaneous out-of-body experience in a child with refractory right temporoparietal epilepsy. Fang T1, Yan R, Fang F. 1Beijing Institute of Functional Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University;
The authors describe the case of a spontaneous out-of-body experience (OBE) in a 15-year-old right-handed boy with intractable epilepsy in whom psychosis had been misdiagnosed. After successful resection of a right temporoparietal focal cortical dysplasia, the OBE and seizures resolved. The authors analyzed the underlying causes of the OBE and discussed the mechanism of the OBE caused by an epileptic lesion.
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