Dewi V Schrader

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INTRODUCTION Status epilepticus remains a life-threatening condition that afflicts both adults and children which although occurs in patients with epilepsy, often presents as new-onset seizure activity also. Refractory status epilepticus poses a management challenge for neurological and neurosurgical teams. CASE REPORT AND METHODS Subdural grid electrodes(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this retrospective study was to identify clinical and EEG features in children with occipital epilepsy that predict MR imaging abnormalities and seizure outcome. METHODS Patients with clinical and/or EEG features indicating occipital lobe involvement were identified from the epilepsy database at a tertiary children's hospital. The(More)
PURPOSE To describe the novel finding of epileptic spasms arising from a cingulate lesion. METHODS We describe two children presenting with epileptic spasms who had lesions of the cingulate gyrus on MRI. RESULTS In both patients, the lesions involved the midcingulate cortex. Seizures were characterized by prominent motor manifestations and resembled(More)
Refractory, convulsive status epilepticus has significant mortality and morbidity. Urgent resective surgery may be of benefit in selected cases where medical therapies have failed. At our institution, from January 1992 until December 2005, urgent resective surgery was performed in three children with medically refractory convulsive status epilepticus. The(More)
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