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Dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23027094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dorsolateral frontal lobe seizures often present as a diagnostic challenge. The diverse semiologies may not produce lateralizing or localizing signs and can appear bizarre and suggest psychogenic events. Unfortunately, scalp electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often unsatisfactory. It is not uncommon that these traditional diagnostic studies are either unhelpful or even misleading. In some cases, SPECT and positron emission tomography imaging can be an effective tool to identify the origin of seizures. However, these techniques and other emerging techniques all have limitations, and new approaches are needed to improve source localization.
Ricky W Lee; Greg A Worrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1537-1603     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  2013-03-05     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506708     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Brain Mapping* / methods
Brain Waves* / drug effects
Epilepsy, Frontal Lobe / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Frontal Lobe / drug effects,  pathology,  physiopathology*,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures
Positron-Emission Tomography
Predictive Value of Tests
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
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