TITLE

Presurgical evaluations of patients with intractable epilepsy

AUTHOR(S)
Lesser, R. P.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2006, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p428
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the presurgical evaluations of patients with intractable epilepsy. Patients were implanted when seizure focus location was less defined. Patients consequently did as well as those who had more straight-forward findings on scalp electroencephalogram and nuclear magnetic resonance and who therefore did not require electrode implants. All abnormal neuroimaging results were grouped, but many epileptologists thought that good outcomes were more likely to occur when certain abnormalities were present, like mesial temporal sclerosis.
ACCESSION #
20737370

 

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