Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptics: Basics, Techniques, Implications by Heinz G. WieserPresurgical Evaluation of Epileptics: Basics, Techniques, Implications by Heinz G. Wieser

Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptics: Basics, Techniques, Implications

byHeinz G. WieserEditorChristian E. Elger

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From the 12th to the 15th September 1985 the International Symposium on Methods of Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptic Patients: Basics, Techniques, and Implications for Epileptology and Surgical Epilepsy Therapy was held in Zurich. This symposium was a consequence of the increasing recognition by Europeans, especially from Ger­ man-speaking countries, of a growing need for surgical therapy of epileptics. The main aim was to provide a venue for critical review and lively discussion of presurgical eval­ uation protocols, with special emphasis on the electrophysiological aspects, including in­ vasive techniques. To provide a necessary background, some basic aspects along with postsurgical results had to be dealt with by leading experts in the different fields of ex­ perimental and clinical epileptology and neurosurgery. It was intended to be an inter­ national but moderately scaled meeting. Finally, however, in addition to the European contingent, there were participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Korea, and the United States of America, including pioneers from the surgically active centers. This international discussion was surely facilitated by the close temporal relation­ ship to the International Congresses (XIIIth World Congress of Neurology and XVIth Epilepsy International Congress) which took place in Hamburg. And, probably most important, is the fact that the Zurich symposium was dedicated to Prof. Rudolf Hess and his lifelong devotion to epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in Switzerland, as out­ lined in the Honorary Address by his eminent colleague and personal friend, Prof. Henri Gastaut.
Title:Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptics: Basics, Techniques, ImplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:389 pagesPublished:December 6, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Basic Considerations Relevant to Seizure Origin and Spread.- I. Anatomical and Physiological Data.- Hodology of Limbic and Related Structures: Cortical and Commissural Connections.- The Role of Limbic and Related Structures in the "Making" of Behavior: The Lessons from Animal Experimentation.- Physiology of the Frontal Cortex.- Editors' Commentary 1.- II. Pathophysiology.- Basic Epileptology.- Special Features of the Hippocampal Formation with Respect to Seizure Conditions.- The Kindling Model of Epilepsy of the Hippocampus in the Rat: Electrophysiology and Behavior.- III. Potential Generation.- Generation of Epileptiform Field Potentials in the Cerebral Cortex.- Volume Conductor Principles: Their Application to the Surface and Depth Electroencephalogram.- Editors' Commentary 2.- IV. Pathology.- Pathological Findings Caused by Seizures, with Particular Reference to the Temporal Lobe.- Pathological Changes Relevant for Seizure Generation.- Chairman's Commentary.- V. Neuropsychology.- Specific Detection of Epileptic Disorders in Clinical Neuropsychology.- Problems of Learning and Memory: Comparison of Performances Before and After Surgical Therapy.- Intracarotid Amobarbital Testing and Assessment of Speech Laterality.- Lateralization and Intrahemispheric Localization of Language and Memory During Surgical Therapy of Epilepsy.- Editors' Commentary 3.- Electrophysiological and Other Diagnostic Procedures.- I. Diagnostic Tools.- Electrode Technology.- Future Trends in Electrode Technology.- Magnetoencephalography and Epilepsy.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Epileptic Focus.- The Use of Positron Emission Tomography in the Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy.- Editors' Commentary 4.- II. Diagnostic Procedures.- Specific Neuroradiological Examinations Necessary for Stereotactic Procedures.- Presurgical Epileptological Intensive Evaluation.- Editors' Commentary 5.- III. Electrophysiological Focus Localization.- Conventional Electroencephalography.- Special Extracranial Electrodes.- Foramen Ovale Electrode Recordings.- Electrocorticography.- Stereo-Electroencephalography.- Comparison Between Electrophysiological Approaches for Presurgical Evaluation.- IV. Computerized Analysis of Seizure Potentials.- Spread of Epileptic Seizure Activity in Experimental and Clinical Epilepsy: The Use of Mutual Information Analysis.- Evaluation of Relationships Between Seizure Potentials.- Editors' Commentary 6.- Electroclinical Semiology of the Epilepsies.- Limbic Seizures.- The Significance of Phase Structure in Mesiotemporal Seizures in Relation to Clinical Manifestations.- Neocortical Temporal Seizures.- Complex Partial Seizures of Frontal Lobe Origin.- Focal Epilepsies of Nontemporal and Nonfrontal Origin.- Startle Epilepsy with Infantile Brain Damage: The Clinical and Neurophysiological Rationale for Surgical Therapy.- Symptomatic Partial Epilepsies with Secondary Bilateral Synchrony: Differentiation from Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsies of the Lennox-Gastaut Type.- Editors' Commentary 7.- The Surgical Approach: Preconditions, Rationale, Efficacy.- Drug-Resistant Partial Epilepsy: Clinical and Pharmacological Criteria.- Preoperative Indicators for Optimal Surgical Outcome for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.- The Preoperative Electroclinical Evaluation Determines Postoperative Seizure Control after Temporal Lobectomy.- High-Level Drug Therapy Versus Surgical Treatment: Long-Term Outcome.- Cortical Resection for Multilobe Epileptogenic Lesions.- Selective Microsurgical Resections.- Stereotactic Surgery for Epilepsy.- Consequences for the Present Practice of Epilepsy Therapy in Europe.- Consequences for the Present Practice of Epilepsy Therapy in Europe.- Editors' Commentary 8.- Concluding Remarks.- Concluding Remarks.- Clinical Questionnaire (In a pocket inside the back cover).