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BACKGROUND Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is often associated with epilepsy. Identification of FCD can be difficult due to subtle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes. Though fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence detects the majority of these lesions, smaller lesions may go unnoticed while larger lesions may be poorly delineated. (More)
To investigate diagnostic value, therapeutic benefit and cost-effective utilization of video-EEG monitoring (VEM) in a comprehensive epilepsy program in a developing country. The authors prospectively recruited all patients who underwent long-term (> or =3 hours) inpatient VEM during a 10-month period. The cohort was followed to gather information about the(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and electroencephalographic features, treatment strategies and outcome in a series of children with the atonic variant of benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (atonic-BECTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Out of the 148 patients with BECTS reviewed from January 2005 to June 2010 in our Institute, there were seven(More)
AIM To investigate how to select ideal candidates for extratemporal resective epilepsy surgery, without compromising efficacy and safety, in countries with limited pre-surgical diagnostic facilities. METHOD From the prospective database maintained at an epilepsy surgery centre in southern India, we reviewed the attributes of consecutive patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND World-over, the majority of patients undergoing video-EEG monitoring (VEM) are in their second or third decades. Although elderly represent the fastest growing segment of population with epilepsy, only few of them undergo VEM. We critically evaluated the utility of VEM in the diagnosis and long-term management of older adults with paroxysmal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the electro-clinical significance of premature accumulation of corpora amylacea (CoA) in the resected hippocampus of patients with medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS). METHODS We compared the clinical and EEG characteristics, and post-operative seizure outcome of 373 (mean age 29.4(More)
PURPOSE Whether Meyer's loop (ML) tracking using diffusion tensor imaging tractography (DTIT) can be utilized to avoid post-operative visual field deficits (VFD) after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) using a large cohort of controls and patients. Also, we wanted to create a normative atlas of ML in normal(More)
AIM Dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol can diagnose epileptogenic abnormalities in patients with intractable epilepsy. However, it is not sufficiently sensitive to detect small calcified lesions that may result from infections, tumors, or vascular malformations. This study aims to study the impact of the addition of T2*gradient(More)