Ahmad Marashly

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OBJECTIVE Data on longitudinal seizure outcome after hemispherectomy in children are limited. This study explores the posthemispherectomy longitudinal seizure outcome and its predictors. METHODS We reviewed 186 consecutive children who underwent hemispherectomy between 1997 and 2009 at our center. Clinical, EEG, imaging, and surgical data were collected.(More)
PURPOSE To examine the long-term functional outcomes and their predictors using a patient/family centered approach in a cohort of children who had hemispherectomy. Functional outcome measures studied were the following: ambulation ability, visual symptoms, spoken language, reading skills, and behavioral problems. METHODS We reviewed 186 consecutive(More)
Magnetoencephalography and stereo-electroencephalography are often necessary in the course of the non-invasive and invasive presurgical evaluation of challenging patients with medically intractable focal epilepsies. In this study, we aim to examine the significance of magnetoencephalography dipole clusters and their relationship to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate functional connectivity between right and left insulae in the human brain. We studied a patient with implanted depth electrodes for epilepsy surgery evaluation with stereotactically placed symmetric depth electrodes in both insulae. Bipolar 1 Hz electrical stimulation of the right and left posterior short gyri in the(More)
West syndrome consists of the triad of infantile spasms, characteristic electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern of hypsarrythmia and developmental delay. Infantile spasms generally occur in infants during the first year of life. There are different genetic mutations and syndromes associated with infantile spasms. We report the case of a white 14-month-old boy(More)
Gelastic seizures (GS) are typically associated with hypothalamic hamartomas and present during childhood. However it is now known that GS can be found in focal epilepsies arising from other regions in the brain, including mesial and neocortical frontal, temporal and parietal regions. GS have rarely been described as the presenting manifestation of New(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the lateralization and localization values of ictal motor sequences in the setting of focal epilepsy ending with a secondarily generalized motor seizure. METHODS Retrospectively, the ictal motor sequences were analyzed in patients with focal epilepsy ending with a secondarily generalized motor seizure by three readers blinded to all(More)
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