Investigation of extra-temporal epilepsy

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2001;77(1-4):216-8. doi: 10.1159/000064608.


Medically intractable epilepsy of extra-temporal origin can represent a difficult therapeutic challenge. Our Epilepsy Service has managed these patients using standard investigative methods as well as ictal SPECT and intracranial electrode recording. In the present series of patients, image-guided surgery was used for all electrode implantation and resective surgery. Seizure localization and successful resection were achieved in 70-80% of 42 patients with follow-up of at least one year. Normal MRI and previous failed intracranial investigation were not associated with poorer outcome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Epilepsies, Partial / surgery*
  • Frontal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Frontal Lobe / surgery
  • Humans
  • Neuronavigation
  • Occipital Lobe / surgery
  • Parietal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Parietal Lobe / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome