Invasive Studies of the Human Epileptic Brain: Principles and Practice

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Samden D. Lhatoo, Philippe Kahane, Hans O. Luders
Oxford University Press, Jan 22, 2019 - Medical - 576 pages
No other neurological condition allows the same opportunities for an intracranial electrophysiological study of the human brain as epilepsy does. Epileptic surgery is designed to remove the epileptic focus from the human brain, thereby effecting either cure or substantial reduction of seizures in an individual with an otherwise intractable condition. Its use as a treatment modality dates from the late 19th century, and it has become a widely used treatment option throughout the world in the last 20-30 years. The complexity of epilepsy cases in surgical centres, and the need for invasive electrode studies for pre-surgical evaluation, are both greatly increasing.

Invasive Studies of the Human Epileptic Brain is the definitive reference text on the use of invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) diagnostic studies in human epilepsy. Written by some of the most renowned epilepsy experts of the 20th and 21st centuries, the authors provide their expertise and insights into the identification and mapping of intracranial epileptiform and non-epileptiform activity, mapping of the human brain function, and approaches in the use of invasive electroencephalography in a variety of clinical situations.

The book is organized into an easily readable series of chapters and is brilliantly illustrated with case studies; each providing an intuitively comprehensive approach to invasive brain studies.
 

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Contents

Identifying and Mapping Epileptiform and NonEpileptiform Activity
63
Invasive EEG approaches in specific clinical situations
275
Human Brain Mapping
401
Therapy Using Invasive EEG
465
Special Techniques and Future Prospects
487
Index of Authors
535
Index
541
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Samden D. Lhatoo, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA, Philippe Kahane, Director, Neurology and Psychiatry Department, Grenoble University Hospital, Grenoble, France, Hans O. Luders, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Samden D. Lhatoo is Professor of Neurology, and Dorothy Blair and Robert Daroff Chair in Neurology, in the Department of Neurology, UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Philippe Kahane is Director of the Unit for Epilepsy and Neurological Diseases at the Neurology and Psychiatry Department, Grenoble University Hospital, Grenoble, France.

Hans O. Luders is a Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology, UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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