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Epileptic encephalopathies are severe brain disorders with the epileptic component contributing to the worsening of cognitive and behavioral manifestations. Acquired epileptic aphasia (Landau-Kleffner syndrome, LKS) and continuous spike and waves during slow-wave sleep syndrome (CSWSS) represent rare and closely related childhood focal epileptic(More)
UNLABELLED Ictal SPECT studies are increasingly used to localize seizure foci in children with refractory epilepsy, but few studies have reported on ictal-interictal subtraction images co-registered to MRI at this age. METHODS Twenty-seven children with partial epilepsy (aged 3 mo-18 y) underwent ictal ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT (20 mCi/1.73 m2)(More)
In order to validate the ability of ictal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to localize the epileptogenic zone (EZ) in children, we compared in 20 patients aged from 10 months to 17 years (mean 6.5 years) the topography of the area of increased ictal perfusion (IPA), determined on the basis of ictal minus interictal scan values, with that(More)
In children with medically intractable lesional epilepsy, surgery is deemed successful if the epileptogenic focus can be removed while major neurological functions are spared. Current techniques rely on invasive intracranial recordings. The new developments in functional imaging offer the possibility of localizing the epileptogenic focus noninvasively(More)
Serial-ictal single-photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) examinations are presented in two infants (ages 1 and 2 years), with early ictal and ictal in one, and ictal and late ictal images in the other. Both had pharmacoresistant occipital epilepsy, due to focal cortical dysplasia. In the first case, size of ictal hyperperfusion increased in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the phenotypic spectrum associated with mutations in TBC1D24. METHODS We acquired new clinical, EEG, and neuroimaging data of 11 previously unreported and 37 published patients. TBC1D24 mutations, identified through various sequencing methods, can be found online (http://lovd.nl/TBC1D24). RESULTS Forty-eight patients were included(More)
Ictal SPECT is a highly sensitive method to localize the epileptogenic focus in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy in adults. In extratemporal epilepsy, sensitivity can be improved by subtracting interictal from ictal images and superimposing subtraction images on MRI. In children, such a procedure is potentially interesting because most epilepsies are(More)
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