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William B Gallentine, Mohamad A Mikati
Intraoperative electrocorticography has been used in the surgical management of children with medically refractory epilepsy to localize anatomic areas of focal seizure onset, guide the extent, and completeness of resective epilepsy surgery, aid in functional mapping of cortical anatomy, and predict epilepsy surgical outcome. Evidence to support its utility for these purposes is somewhat controversial, particularly in children where the literature is substantially lacking. Usefulness is often dependent on the underlying pathology, and type of resective surgery...
April 2009: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
U Kramer, W C Sue, M A Mikati
A subgroup of patients with West syndrome (WS) also have focal features, and some of these patients respond to surgical intervention. To determine the incidence of focal features in patients with WS and to establish the correlation of these features with outcome, all patients with WS treated in the Epilepsy Unit of the Children's Hospital (Boston, MA) during the years 1989 to 1992 were retrospectively evaluated. Focal features included partial seizures, hemiparesis, focal radiologic findings, asymmetric spasms, and lateralized hypsarrhythmia...
April 1997: Pediatric Neurology
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