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Electrocorticography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10937174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Electrocorticography (ECOG), the intra-operative recording of cortical potentials, has played an important role in the surgical management of patients with medically refractory epilepsy. It has been used 1) to localize the epileptogenic tissue; 2) map out cortical functions; and 3) predict the success of the surgery. Despite its common use, few studies have been done to prove its effectiveness in these areas. The technique used in children for recording ECOG is very similar to that used in adults except for the limitations imposed by the child's age. Anaesthesia must often be used. Based upon a computerized medical literature search, a review of this procedure was done. Pre-resection localization, and post-resection prediction of outcome was done for temporal and extra-temporal resection, both lesional and nonlesional. Most of the available studies were in adult patients. All were retrospective in nature. Evidence for the role of pre-resection ECOG in determining the degree of resection felt necessary to obtain good clinical outcome was limited. Similarly the post-resection ECOG predication of surgical outcome was restricted.
Authors:
D L Keene; S Whiting; E C Ventureyra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1294-9361     ISO Abbreviation:  Epileptic Disord     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-29     Completed Date:  2000-08-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891853     Medline TA:  Epileptic Disord     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Mapping
Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
Electroencephalography*
Epilepsy / physiopathology,  surgery*
Humans
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods*

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