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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633092/epilepsy-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Anthony Pecoraro, Eric Arehart, William Gallentine, Rodney Radtke, Edward Smith, Carolyn Pizoli, Sujay Kansagra, Elie Abdelnour, Roger McLendon, Mohamad A Mikati
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of epilepsy in patients with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: Analysis of a cohort of consecutive NF1 patients seen in our NF1 clinic during a three-year period. RESULTS: Of the 184 NF1 patients seen during that period, 26 had epilepsy and three had febrile seizures. Of the 26, 17 (65%) had localization-related epilepsy, seven of whom (41%) were drug resistant. Six (23%) had apparently primary generalized epilepsy (0/6 drug resistant), two (8%) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and one (4%) West syndrome (all three were drug-resistant)...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621626/a-multimodal-concept-for-invasive-diagnostics-and-surgery-based-on-neuronavigated-voxel-based-morphometric-mri-postprocessing-data-in-previously-nonlesional-epilepsy
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Daniel Delev, Carlos M Quesada, Alexander Grote, Jan P Boström, Christian Elger, Hartmut Vatter, Rainer Surges
OBJECTIVE Diagnosis and surgical treatment of refractory and apparent nonlesional focal epilepsy is challenging. Morphometric MRI voxel-based and other postprocessing methods can help to localize the epileptogenic zone and thereby support the planning of further invasive electroencephalography (EEG) diagnostics, and maybe resective epilepsy surgery. METHODS The authors developed an algorithm to implement regions of interest (ROI), based on postprocessed MRI data, into a neuronavigation tool. This was followed by stereotactic ROI-guided implantation of depth electrodes and ROI-navigated resective surgery...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601171/a-practical-approach-to-supratentorial-brain-malformations-what-radiologists-should-know
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REVIEW
Edward Yang, Winnie C W Chu, Edward Y Lee
For general radiologists, congenital brain malformations pose substantial challenges in terms of recognition, description, and classification. This review describes a practical approach to imaging and classifying the most common supratentorial brain malformations. It begins with a discussion of embryology and optimal imaging technique and then summarizes distinguishing imaging features for several major categories of cerebral malformation, including holoprosencephaly, gray matter heterotopia, lissencephaly/pachygyria, focal cortical dysplasia, polymicrogyria, and cobblestone malformation...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598277/surgical-strategy-to-avoid-ischemic-complications-of-the-pyramidal-tract-in-resective-epilepsy-surgery-of-the-insula-technical-case-report
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Naoki Ikegaya, Akio Takahashi, Takanobu Kaido, Yuu Kaneko, Masaki Iwasaki, Nobutaka Kawahara, Taisuke Otsuki
Surgical treatment of the insula is notorious for its high probability of motor complications, particularly when resecting the superoposterior part. Ischemic damage to the pyramidal tract in the corona radiata has been regarded as the cause of these complications, resulting from occlusion of the perforating arteries to the pyramidal tract through the insular cortex. The authors describe a strategy in which a small piece of gray matter is spared at the bottom of the periinsular sulcus, where the perforating arteries pass en route to the pyramidal tract, in order to avoid these complications...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588433/intragenic-cntnap2-deletions-a-bridge-too-far
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REVIEW
Martin Poot
Intragenic deletions of the contactin-associated protein-like 2 gene (CNTNAP2) have been found in patients with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, intellectual disability (ID), obsessive compulsive disorder, cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, stuttering, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A variety of molecular mechanisms, such as loss of transcription factor binding sites and perturbation of penetrance and expressivity, have been proposed to account for the phenotypic variability resulting from CNTNAP2 mutations...
May 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565831/clinical-characteristics-and-epilepsy-outcomes-following-surgery-caused-by-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-iia-in-110-adult-epileptic-patients
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Yuqiang Sun, Xiaofeng Wang, Ningwei Che, Huamin Qin, Shuping Liu, Xinling Wu, Minghai Wei, Huakun Cheng, Jian Yin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of surgical intervention of focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) IIa on the outcome of epilepsy, and to evaluate the prognostic factors of seizure freedom. Patient data from epilepsy surgeries were retrospectively reviewed at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University between 2007 and 2015. A total of 110 patients with a definite pathological diagnosis of FCD IIa were included. Moreover, the clinical characteristics, seizure outcome and quality of life in adults with FCD IIa were evaluated...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557904/characteristics-of-eeg-seizure-onset-patterns-recorded-from-subdural-electrodes-over-mri-visible-frontal-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-iib-lesions
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Daisuke Hirozawa, Kiyohito Terada, Kazumi Matsuda, Keiko Usui, Naotaka Usui, Takayasu Tottori, Akihiko Kondo, Yasukiyo Araki, Yoshio Omote, Yumi Kashida, Hideki Mochizuki, Yushi Inoue
PURPOSE: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is intrinsically epileptogenic, and an MRI-visible lesion typically constitutes the core part of the epileptogenic zone. We aimed to identify ictal EEG patterns that represent the epileptogenic zone by using subdural electrodes placed over the MRI-visible FCD lesion. METHODS: We selected seven patients with frontal lobe epilepsy caused by pathologically proven FCD type IIb who underwent preoperative intracranial EEG evaluation with subdural electrodes followed by resection surgery with seizure-free outcome...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548216/pathology-of-oligodendroglia-an-overview
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Takashi Komori
Oligodendroglia are cells responsible for creating myelin sheaths for axons in the CNS. However, pathologies of oligodendroglia other than demyelination are not well understood due to the lack of adequate methods of characterizing pathological conditions affecting oligodendroglia in human tissue. This review discusses three major topics with the aim of clarifying some of the controversies in the study of oligodendroglia. The oligodendroglioma, a relatively indolent form of diffuse gliomas thought to originate in oligodendrocytes, has never demonstrated myelin formation on electron microscopy nor shown a constant expression of myelin-related proteins...
May 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510905/zoomed-mri-guided-by-combined-eeg-meg-source-analysis-a-multimodal-approach-for-optimizing-presurgical-epilepsy-work-up-and-its-application-in-a-multi-focal-epilepsy-patient-case-study
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Ü Aydin, S Rampp, A Wollbrink, H Kugel, J -H Cho, T R Knösche, C Grova, J Wellmer, C H Wolters
In recent years, the use of source analysis based on electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) has gained considerable attention in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis. However, in many cases the source analysis alone is not used to tailor surgery unless the findings are confirmed by lesions, such as, e.g., cortical malformations in MRI. For many patients, the histology of tissue resected from MRI negative epilepsy shows small lesions, which indicates the need for more sensitive MR sequences...
May 16, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491496/towards-in-vivo-focal-cortical-dysplasia-phenotyping-using-quantitative-mri
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REVIEW
Sophie Adler, Sara Lorio, Thomas S Jacques, Barbora Benova, Roxana Gunny, J Helen Cross, Torsten Baldeweg, David W Carmichael
Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) are a range of malformations of cortical development each with specific histopathological features. Conventional radiological assessment of standard structural MRI is useful for the localization of lesions but is unable to accurately predict the histopathological features. Quantitative MRI offers the possibility to probe tissue biophysical properties in vivo and may bridge the gap between radiological assessment and ex-vivo histology. This review will cover histological, genetic and radiological features of FCD following the ILAE classification and will explain how quantitative voxel- and surface-based techniques can characterise these features...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491494/the-relationship-between-morphological-lesion-magnetic-source-imaging-and-intracranial-stereo-electroencephalography-in-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Romain Bouet, François Mauguière, Sébastien Daligault, Jean Isnard, Marc Guenot, Olivier Bertrand, Julien Jung
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a useful non-invasive technique for presurgical evaluation of focal cortical dysplasia patients. We aimed at clarifying the precise spatial relationship between the spiking volume determined with MEG, the seizure onset zone and the lesional volume in patients with focal cortical dysplasia. We studied the spatial relationships between the MEG spiking volume determined with a recent analysis pipeline, the seizure-onset zone location determined with a quantitative index calculated from intracranial EEG signals ('Epileptogenicity Index') and the lesional volume delineated on brain MRI in 11 patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia explored with Stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491196/cerebral-palsy-and-seizures-in-a-child-with-tubulinopathy-pattern-dysgenesis-and-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#12
Kevin M Sweet, Dennis W W Shaw, Teresa Chapman
A 7-year-old boy with a history of spasticity, global developmental delay, and seizures was given the general diagnosis of cerebral palsy at an early age. Chromosomal array analysis performed at an outside center was normal. The patient's family sought neurodevelopmental pediatric care at a new institution following a move out of state. Electroencephalography confirmed abnormal epileptogenic activity. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed findings consistent with a tubulin gene defect (tubulinopathy) and of focal cortical dysplasia, as well as evidence of a remote occipital lobe injury...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475999/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-seizure-clusters-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy
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Baibing Chen, Hyunmi Choi, Lawrence J Hirsch, Austen Katz, Alexander Legge, Rebecca A Wong, Alfred Jiang, Kenneth Kato, Richard Buchsbaum, Kamil Detyniecki
PURPOSE: In the current study, we explored the prevalence of physician-confirmed seizure clusters. We also investigated potential clinical factors associated with the occurrence of seizure clusters overall and by epilepsy type. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 4116 adult (≥16years old) outpatients with epilepsy at our centers for documentation of seizure clusters. Variables including patient demographics, epilepsy details, medical and psychiatric history, AED history, and epilepsy risk factors were then tested against history of seizure clusters...
July 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457820/differential-roles-for-akt-and-mtorc1-in-the-hypertrophy-of-pten-mutant-neurons-a-cellular-model-of-brain-overgrowth-disorders
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Ina Nikolaeva, Tatiana M Kazdoba, Beth Crowell, Gabriella D'Arcangelo
Mutations in the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway or in the upstream negative regulator Pten cause human brain overgrowth disorders, such as focal cortical dysplasia and megalencephaly, and are characterized by the presence of hypertrophic neurons. These disorders often have a pediatric onset and a high comorbidity with drug-resistant epilepsy; however, effective pharmacological treatments are lacking. We established forebrain excitatory neuron-specific Pten-deficient cultures as an in vitro model of brain overgrowth disorders, and investigated the effects of this Pten mutation on PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling and neuronal growth...
April 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455787/elevated-expression-of-trpc4-in-cortical-lesions-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-ii-and-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Lu-Kang Wang, Xin Chen, Chun-Qing Zhang, Chao Liang, Yu-Jia Wei, Jiong Yue, Shi-Yong Liu, Hui Yang
Focal cortical dysplasia type II (FCD II) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are well-known causes of chronic refractory epilepsy in children. Canonical transient receptor potential channels (TRPCs) are non-selective cation channels that are commonly activated by phospholipase C (PLC) stimulation. Previous studies found that TRPC4 may participate in the process of epileptogenesis. This study aimed to examine the expression and distribution of TRPC4 in FCD II (n = 24) and TSC (n = 11) surgical specimens compared with that in age-matched autopsy control samples (n = 12)...
June 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441637/subtle-pathological-changes-in-neocortical-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Juan G Ochoa, Diana Hentgarden, Audrey Paulzak, Melissa Ogden, Richard Pryson, Markus Lamle, Walter G Rusyniak
This was a prospective observational study to correlate the clinical symptoms, electrophysiology, imaging, and surgical pathology of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) without hippocampal sclerosis. We selected consecutive patients with TLE and normal MRI undergoing temporal lobe resection between April and September 2015. Clinical features, imaging, and functional data were reviewed. Intracranial monitoring and language mapping were performed when it was required according to our team recommendation...
June 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440867/the-epileptology-of-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-electro-clinico-radiologic-findings-in-31-patients
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Kenneth A Myers, Simone A Mandelstam, Georgia Ramantani, Elisabeth J Rushing, Bert B de Vries, David A Koolen, Ingrid E Scheffer
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to describe the spectrum of epilepsy phenotypes in Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS), a genetic syndrome involving dysmorphic features, intellectual disability, hypotonia, and congenital malformations, that occurs secondary to 17q21.31 microdeletions and heterozygous mutations in KANSL1. METHODS: We were invited to attend a large gathering of individuals with KdVS and their families. While there, we recruited individuals with KdVS and seizures, and performed thorough phenotyping...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430287/dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumour-insight-into-the-pathology-and-pathogenesis
#18
Iwona Sontowska, Ewa Matyja, Jacek Malejczyk, Wieslawa Grajkowska
<i>Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNT) is categorized as a benign glioneuronal neoplasm affecting children and young adults with chronic epileptic seizures. It is characterized by predominant intracortical localization and nodular architecture. Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour usually demonstrates a distinctive morphological pattern with a specific glioneuronal element but occasionally, its morphological picture is heterogeneous and unspecific. Thus, considering the morphology of DNT, three different histopathological subtypes are distinguished: simple, complex, and non-specific and diffuse...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427592/pathologic-active-mtor-mutation-in-brain-malformation-with-intractable-epilepsy-leads-to-cell-autonomous-migration-delay
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Sae Hanai, Sayuri Sukigara, Hongmei Dai, Tomoo Owa, Shin-Ichi Horike, Taisuke Otsuki, Takashi Saito, Eiji Nakagawa, Naoki Ikegaya, Takanobu Kaido, Noriko Sato, Akio Takahashi, Kenji Sugai, Yuko Saito, Masayuki Sasaki, Mikio Hoshino, Yu-Ichi Goto, Schuichi Koizumi, Masayuki Itoh
The activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-AKTs-mammalian target of rapamycin cell signaling pathway leads to cell overgrowth and abnormal migration and results in various types of cortical malformations, such as hemimegalencephaly (HME), focal cortical dysplasia, and tuberous sclerosis complex. However, the pathomechanism underlying abnormal cell migration remains unknown. With the use of fetal mouse brain, we performed causative gene analysis of the resected brain tissues from a patient with HME and investigated the pathogenesis...
May 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427499/coexistent-venous-angioma-and-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#20
Richard A Prayson, Elizabeth E O'Toole
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April 21, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
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