Extraoperative cortical functional localization in patients with epilepsy

J Clin Neurophysiol. 1987 Jan;4(1):27-53. doi: 10.1097/00004691-198701000-00003.


Functional localization prior to cortical resections for intractable seizures has usually been performed in the operating room in awake patients. Chronically placed subdural electrodes offer the possibility of performing such testing outside of the operating room and without the unavoidable stresses and time limitations of the surgical setting. The use of the technique is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Electroencephalography / methods*
  • Epilepsies, Partial / diagnosis*
  • Humans