Guadalupe Fernández-Baca Vaca

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The insula is the fifth lobe of the brain and it is the least known. Hidden under the temporal, frontal and parietal opercula, as well as under dense arterial and venous vessels, its accessibility is particularly restricted. Functional data on this region in humans, therefore, are scarce and the existing evidence makes conclusions on its functional and(More)
There are few reports of laughter and/or mirth evoked by electrical stimulation of the brain. In this study, we present a patient with intractable epilepsy in whom mirth and laughter was consistently produced during stimulation of the left inferior frontal gyrus (opercular part) using stereotactically placed depth electrodes. A review of the literature(More)
INTRODUCTION A practical nomogram has been designed in order to present the results obtained from the Ocular Hypertension Study (Gordon et al. Arch Ophthalmol 2002; 120: 714-720), where the relation between intraocular pressure (IOP) and corneal thickness becomes apparent, involving the risk of evolution from ocular hypertension into glaucoma within a 6(More)
PURPOSE Generalized periodic discharges (GPDs) with a triphasic morphology have been associated with nonepileptic encephalopathies. We conducted the study to assess the reliability in which electroencephalographers can differentiate triphasic from nontriphasic periodic discharges and to evaluate for the presence of electroencephalogram and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of extraoperative electrical stimulation of fiber tracts connecting the language territories. METHODS We describe results of extraoperative electrical stimulation of stereotactic electrodes in 3 patients with epilepsy who underwent presurgical evaluation for epilepsy surgery. Contacts of these electrodes sampled, among(More)
An 8-year-old boy with intractable left mesiofrontal lobe epilepsy underwent placement of stereotactic intracerebral depth electrodes to better localise the epileptogenic zone. Co-registration of preoperative MRI and post-electrode implantation CAT allowed for anatomical localisation of electrode contacts. Electrical stimulation of electrodes over the(More)
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