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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894944/surface-projected-flair-supr-flair-analysis-a-novel-tool-for-advanced-imaging-of-epilepsy
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Francesco Cardinale, Stefano Francione, Luciana Gennari, Alberto Citterio, Maurizio Sberna, Laura Tassi, Roberto Mai, Ivana Sartori, Lino Nobili, Massimo Cossu, Laura Castana, Giorgio Lo Russo, Nadia Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot retrospective study is to describe the SUrface-PRojected FLuid-Attenuation-Inversion-Recovery (SUPR-FLAIR) analysis, a novel method mainly aimed at revealing cortical areas with subtle signal hyper-intensity. METHODS: Images from 101 healthy controls and ten patients suffering from drug-resistant partial epilepsy were retrospectively post-processed. Brain surface was reconstructed from a 3D T1-weighted fast field echo (3D T1W-FFE) MRI scan...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885945/clinical-imaging-and-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-ii-extratemporal-epilepsies-in-children-analyses-of-an-institutional-case-series
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Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus, Mary B Connolly, Glenda Hendson, Paul Steinbok, Christopher Dunham
OBJECTIVE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) Type II is divided into 2 subgroups based on the absence (IIA) or presence (IIB) of balloon cells. In particular, extratemporal FCD Type IIA and IIB is not completely understood in terms of clinical, imaging, biological, and neuropathological differences. The aim of the authors was to analyze distinctions between these 2 formal entities and address clinical, MRI, and immunohistochemical features of extratemporal epilepsies in children. METHODS Cases formerly classified as Palmini FCD Type II nontemporal epilepsies were identified through the prospectively maintained epilepsy database at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864929/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-focal-cortical-dysplasia-in-children-a-tip-to-find-the-abnormality
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Luca Bartolini, Matthew T Whitehead, Cheng-Ying Ho, Leigh N Sepeta, Chima O Oluigbo, Kathryn Havens, Emily R Freilich, John M Schreiber, William D Gaillard
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an association between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and pathologic characteristics in children who had surgery for medically refractory epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 110 children who had epilepsy surgery. Twenty-seven patients with FCD were included. Thirteen had temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and 14 had extra-temporal lobe epilepsy (ETLE). Three patients had associated mesial temporal sclerosis...
November 16, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861502/abnormal-profiles-of-local-functional-connectivity-proximal-to-focal-cortical-dysplasias
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René M H Besseling, Jacobus F A Jansen, Anton J A de Louw, Mariëlle C G Vlooswijk, M Christianne Hoeberigs, Albert P Aldenkamp, Walter H Backes, Paul A M Hofman
INTRODUCTION: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a congenital malformation of cortical development that often leads to medically refractory epilepsy. Focal resection can be an effective treatment, but is challenging as the surgically relevant abnormality may exceed the MR-visible lesion. The aim of the current study is to develop methodology to characterize the profile of functional connectivity around FCDs using resting-state functional MRI and in the individual patient. The detection of aberrant connectivity may provide a means to more completely delineate the clinically relevant lesion...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859041/increased-subcortical-oligodendroglia-like-cells-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-in-children-correlate-with-extensive-epileptogenic-zones
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Satoru Sakuma, William C Halliday, Ruka Nomura, Shiro Baba, Yosuke Sato, Kazuo Okanari, Midori Nakajima, Elysa Widjaja, Cyrus Boelman, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, James T Rutka, James Drake, Steven Miller, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Cortical resections in epilepsy surgery tend to involve multiple lobes in children, compared to adults, partly due to underlying pathology. Oligodendroglia-like cells (OLCs) have been observed in surgical specimens from children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. We hypothesize that OLCs recruit multiple-lobe epileptogenic zones in pediatric pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy. METHODS: We examined the surgical specimens from 30 children who underwent epilepsy surgery (1...
November 8, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834621/repeat-surgery-for-focal-cortical-dysplasias-in-children-indications-and-outcomes
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Matthew F Sacino, Cheng-Ying Ho, Matthew T Whitehead, Amy Kao, Dewi Depositario-Cabacar, John S Myseros, Suresh N Magge, Robert F Keating, William D Gaillard, Chima O Oluigbo
OBJECTIVE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a common cause of medically intractable epilepsy that often may be treated by surgery. Following resection, many patients continue to experience seizures, necessitating a decision for further surgery to achieve the desired seizure outcomes. Few studies exist on the efficacy of reoperation for intractable epilepsy due to FCD in pediatric cohorts, including the definition of prognostic factors correlated with clinical benefit from further resection. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed the medical records and MR images of 22 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent repeat FCD resection after unsuccessful first surgery at the Children's National Health System between March 2005 and April 2015...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818371/ictal-spect-is-useful-in-localizing-the-epileptogenic-zone-in-infants-with-cortical-dysplasia
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Martin Kudr, Pavel Krsek, Bruno Maton, Stephen Malone, Alena Jahodova, Vladimir Komarek, Prasanna Jayakar, Michael Duchowny
AIMS: To assess the localizing value of ictal SPECT in very young epilepsy surgery candidates when cerebral haemodynamic responses are known to be immature. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 13 infants with intractable focal epilepsy caused by focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). Completeness of resection of the (1) ictal SPECT hyperperfusion zone and (2) cerebral cortex with prominent ictal and interictal abnormalities on intracranial EEG (ECoG or long-term invasive monitoring) and the MRI lesion, when present, were correlated with postoperative seizure outcome...
November 4, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781032/genetic-basis-of-brain-malformations
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REVIEW
Elena Parrini, Valerio Conti, William B Dobyns, Renzo Guerrini
Malformations of cortical development (MCD) represent a major cause of developmental disabilities, severe epilepsy, and reproductive disadvantage. Genes that have been associated to MCD are mainly involved in cell proliferation and specification, neuronal migration, and late cortical organization. Lissencephaly-pachygyria-severe band heterotopia are diffuse neuronal migration disorders causing severe global neurological impairment. Abnormalities of the LIS1, DCX, ARX, RELN, VLDLR, ACTB, ACTG1, TUBG1, KIF5C, KIF2A, and CDK5 genes have been associated with these malformations...
September 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766665/early-lipofuscin-accumulation-in-frontal-lobe-epilepsy
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Joan Yw Liu, Cheryl Reeves, Beate Diehl, Antonietta Coppola, Aliya Al-Hajri, Chandrashekar Hoskote, Salim Al Mughairy, Mohamed Tachrount, Michael Groves, Zuzanna Michalak, Kevin Mills, Andrew W McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Maria Thom
OBJECTIVE: This study reports on a novel brain pathology in young patients with Frontal Lobe Epilepsy that is distinct from Focal Cortical Dysplasia. METHODS: Surgical specimens from twenty young adults with frontal lobe epilepsy (mean age, 30 years) were investigated with histological/immunohistochemical markers for cortical laminar architecture, mammalian target of rapamycin pathway activation and inhibition, cellular autophagy, and synaptic vesicle-mediated trafficking as well as proteomics analysis...
October 20, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627857/non-invasive-evaluation-for-epilepsy-surgery
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Masaki Iwasaki, Kazutaka Jin, Nobukazu Nakasato, Teiji Tominaga
Epilepsy surgery is aimed to remove the brain tissues that are indispensable for generating patient's epileptic seizures. There are two purposes in the pre-operative evaluation: localization of the epileptogenic zone and localization of function. Surgery is planned to remove possible epileptogenic zone while preserving functional area. Since no single diagnostic modality is superior to others in identifying and localizing the epileptogenic zone, multiple non-invasive evaluations are performed to estimate the location of the epileptogenic zone after concordance between evaluations...
October 15, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617491/utility-of-double-inversion-recovery-sequences-in-mri
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COMMENT
Maura E Ryan
Investigators from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota investigated the utility of three-dimensional (3D) double inversion recovery (DIR) sequences in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detection of focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) in children and young adults with epilepsy.
April 2016: Pediatric neurology briefs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578494/metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-type-5-mglur5-cortical-abnormalities-in-focal-cortical-dysplasia-identified-in-vivo-with-11c-abp688-positron-emission-tomography-pet-imaging
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Jonathan M DuBois, Olivier G Rousset, Marie-Christine Guiot, Jeffery A Hall, Andrew J Reader, Jean-Paul Soucy, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Eliane Kobayashi
Metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) abnormalities have been described in tissue resected from epilepsy patients with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). To determine if these abnormalities could be identified in vivo, we investigated mGluR5 availability in 10 patients with focal epilepsy and an MRI diagnosis of FCD using positron-emission tomography (PET) and the radioligand [(11)C]ABP688. Partial volume corrected [(11)C]ABP688 binding potentials (BPND) were computed using the cerebellum as a reference region...
August 30, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500381/long-term-outcome-characteristics-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-and-without-associated-cortical-dysplasia
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B Schmeiser, T Hammen, B J Steinhoff, J Zentner, A Schulze-Bonhage
OBJECT: The intention of our study was to identify predictive characteristics for long-term seizure control and running down phenomenon after surgical treatment of pharmacoresistant mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) with and without associated cortical dysplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study comprises a consecutive series of 458 patients who underwent surgical treatment for intractable mTLE at the Epilepsy Center Freiburg. Data evaluated included semiology, duration and frequency of seizures, results of presurgical diagnostics including video-EEG monitoring, MRI, PET and SPECT as well as postoperative seizure outcome...
October 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435411/7-tesla-t2-weighted-mri-as-a-tool-to-improve-detection-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Tim J Veersema, Pieter van Eijsden, Peter H Gosselaar, Jeroen Hendrikse, Jaco J M Zwanenburg, Wim G M Spliet, Eleonora Aronica, Kees P J Braun, Cyrille H Ferrier
Focal cortical dysplasia is one of the most common underlying pathologies in patients who undergo surgery for refractory epilepsy. Absence of a MRI-visible lesion necessitates additional diagnostic tests and is a predictor of poor surgical outcome. We describe a series of six patients with refractory epilepsy due to histopathologically-confirmed focal cortical dysplasia, for whom pre-surgical 7 tesla T2*-weighted MRI was acquired. In four of six patients, T2* sequences showed areas of marked superficial hypointensity, co-localizing with the epileptogenic lesion...
September 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423507/stereo-eeg-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-and-neuropathological-correlations-in-a-patient-with-mri-negative-type-iib-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Rita Garbelli, Roberto Spreafico, Andrea Barbaglia, Laura Rossini, Gloria Milesi, Ileana Zucca, Massimo Cossu, Manuela Bramerio, Laura Tassi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389578/detection-superiority-of-7%C3%A2-t-mri-protocol-in-patients-with-epilepsy-and-suspected-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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A J Colon, M J P van Osch, M Buijs, J V D Grond, P Boon, M A van Buchem, P A M Hofman
In 11 adult patients with suspicion of Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) on 1.5 T (n = 1) or 3 T (n = 10) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 7 T MRI was performed. Visibility, extent, morphological features and delineation were independently rated and subsequently discussed by three observers. Additionally, head-to-head comparisons with corresponding 3 T images were made in the eight patients with a previous 3 T MRI and sustained suspicion of FCD. Comparison with histopathology was done in the five patients that underwent surgery...
September 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27387565/the-diagnostic-utility-of-3d-esi-rotating-and-moving-dipole-methodology-in-the-pre-surgical-evaluation-of-mri-negative-childhood-epilepsy-due-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Angelo Russo, Matt Lallas, Prasanna Jayakar, Ian Miller, Ann Hyslop, Catalina Dunoyer, Trevor Resnick, Michael Duchowny
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates whether a combined rotating dipole (RD) and moving dipole (MD) solution enhances three-dimensional electroencephalography (EEG) source imaging (3D-ESI) localization in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-negative pediatric patients with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). METHODS: We retrospectively selected 14 MRI-negative patients with FCD from a cohort of 60 pediatric patients previously used to evaluate the diagnostic utility of 3D-ESI in epilepsy surgery...
September 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27282837/lesion-guided-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-l-rftc-for-hypothalamic-hamartomas-nodular-heterotopias-and-cortical-dysplasias-review-and-perspective
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REVIEW
Jörg Wellmer, Jürgen Voges, Yaroslav Parpaley
Lesion guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation (L-RFTC) via stereotactically inserted coagulation probes is a further development of stereotactic thermocoagulation thalamotomy and stereo-EEG guided RFTC. In this method epileptogenic lesions detected via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) move to the center of coagulation planning. Two surgical strategies can be applied: lesion disconnection and lesion destruction. This focused review collects all data published until January 2016 on L-RFTC for the indications hypothalamic hamartoma, periventricular nodular heterotopia and focal cortical dysplasia and describes technical issues, surgical objectives and outcomes...
October 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27254541/remote-meg-dipoles-in-focal-cortical-dysplasia-at-bottom-of-sulcus
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Midori Nakajima, Elysa Widjaja, Shiro Baba, Yosuke Sato, Ryuhei Yoshida, Maya Tabei, Ayaka Okazaki, Satoru Sakuma, Stephanie A Holowka, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hideaki Shiraishi, Sam Doesburg, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the magnetoencephalography (MEG) single moving dipole (SMD) method could delineate the epileptic zone of focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) at the bottom of sulcus (FCDB). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 17 children (11 male; mean age 8.8 years, range 3-17 years) with FCD type II who underwent epilepsy surgery. We compared spatial congruence between the following: (1) MEG cluster and FCDB and (2) MEG cluster and FCD at the brain surface (FCDS)...
July 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156173/early-resective-surgery-causes-favorable-seizure-outcome-in-malformations-of-cortical-development
#20
Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Ramshekhar Menon, Deepak Menon, Atampreet Singh, Neelima Radhakrishnan, George Vilanilam, Mathew Abraham, Bejoy Thomas, Chandrashekharan Kesavadas, Ravi Prasad Varma, Sanjeev V Thomas
PURPOSE: We analyzed consecutive cases of a large cohort of the spectrum of malformations of cortical development (MCDs) including focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) who underwent presurgical evaluation through our epilepsy program from January 2000-December 2010. We analyzed factors predicting surgical candidacy, predictors of seizure outcome and reasons for deferring surgery. METHODS: 148 patients with MCD underwent detailed presurgical evaluation and 69 were operated...
August 2016: Epilepsy Research
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