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Burr-hole electrocorticography.
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PMID:  7008535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 17 epileptic patients, most of them with seizures of partial type but with diffuse or focal alternating abnormalities in the electroencephalographic recordings, chronic implantation of subarachnoid electrodes was performed. Through two bicoronal burr-holes and under fluoroscopic control, 13 to 19 insulated monopolar flexible electrodes were introduced in the subarachnoid space, conducting them either to standardized cortical targets, or concentrating them in that area of interest showed by conventional EEG. The electrodes were placed bilaterally and symmetrically, and remained implanted for 10 days. During this period, the activity of multiple foci, the reciprocal dependence between them, its reaction to cortical electric stimulation, barbiturate administration and sleep, were studied. No morbidity was found. Because of the simplicity and safety of this technique, it appears to be a good diagnostic method placed between conventional EEG and stereoelectroencephalography.
J Broseta; J L Barcia-Salorio; L Lopez-Gomez; P Roldan; J Gonzalez-Darder; J Barberá
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum     Volume:  30     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140560     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation
Electrodes, Implanted
Electroencephalography / methods*
Epilepsy / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Sleep / physiology
Stereotaxic Techniques
Thiopental / diagnostic use
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