The Yield of Preoperative Sequential Routine Scalp EEGs in Patients Who Underwent Anterior Temporal Lobectomy for Mesial Temporal Sclerosis


DERİCİOĞLU N. , COLPAK A. I. , Ciger A. , SAYGI S.

CLINICAL EEG AND NEUROSCIENCE, vol.41, no.3, pp.166-169, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/155005941004100312
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL EEG AND NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-169

Abstract

Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome (MTLES) is the most common surgically remediable epileptic syndrome in adults. Its diagnosis is easy when clinical history is supported by positive laboratory findings. However, routine EEG may not be informative in some patients, thus delaying accurate diagnosis. Therefore, we sought to determine how often routine EEGs displayed epileptiform discharges pre-operatively in a group of patients who underwent surgery for MILES.