Clinical challenges in invasive monitoring in epilepsy surgery

Epilepsia. 1997:38 Suppl 4:S6-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1997.tb04541.x.


Invasive monitoring aids in selecting patients for epilepsy surgery. This article reviews the methods employed to obtain intracranial EEG, data interpretation, and problems that arise during intracranial investigations. The relative merits of depth, subdural, epidural, and foramen ovale electrodes are reviewed, and a strategy for their use is suggested. Characteristic interictal and ictal EEG findings are summarized, and the problems encountered in interpreting data are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping
  • Electrodes, Implanted* / standards
  • Electrodes, Implanted* / statistics & numerical data
  • Electrodes, Implanted* / trends
  • Electroencephalography / statistics & numerical data*
  • Electroencephalography / trends
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis*
  • Epilepsy / surgery
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / surgery
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Temporal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Temporal Lobe / surgery