Functional neuroimaging of malformations of cortical development

Epileptic Disord. 2003 Sep;5 Suppl 2:S73-80.

Abstract

Functional neuroimaging over the past 10 years has led to greater insights into the pathophysiology underlying symptomatic epilepsy. Such imaging has been used to localize cerebral dysfunction, predominantly through disturbances in metabolism or blood flow. Techniques available include single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Although the use of these diagnostic techniques is widely reported for presurgical evaluation, there has been little work with specific reference to malformations of cortical development.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cerebral Cortex* / abnormalities
  • Cerebral Cortex* / blood supply
  • Cerebral Cortex* / surgery
  • Child
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality / physiology
  • Hemodynamics / physiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Occipital Lobe / abnormalities
  • Occipital Lobe / blood supply
  • Occipital Lobe / metabolism
  • Occipital Lobe / surgery
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Temporal Lobe / abnormalities
  • Temporal Lobe / blood supply
  • Temporal Lobe / metabolism
  • Temporal Lobe / surgery
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*