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Epilepsy is one of the most frequent neurological diseases. In focal medically refractory epilepsies, successful surgical treatment largely depends on the identification of epileptogenic zone. High-frequency oscillations (HFOs) between 80 and 500Hz, which can be recorded with EEG, may be novel markers of the epileptogenic zone. This review discusses the(More)
PURPOSE To study the role of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in the surgical evaluation of children with recurrent seizures after epilepsy surgery. METHODS We studied 17 children with recurrent seizures after epilepsy surgery using interictal and ictal scalp EEG, intracranial video EEG (IVEEG), MRI, and MEG. We analyzed the location and distribution of MEG(More)
Dual-channel long oligonucleotide microarrays are in widespread use. Although much attention has been given to proper experimental design and analysis regarding long oligonucleotide microarrays, relatively little information is available concerning the optimization of protocols. We carried out a series of microarray experiments designed to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the task-induced spatiotemporal evolution and characteristics of cortical neural oscillations in children during an auditory word recognition task. METHODS We presented abstract nouns binaurally and recorded the MEG response in eight healthy right-handed children (6-12 years). We calculated the event-related changes in cortical(More)
Cortical generators of epileptic and certain physiological activity can be localized noninvasively by magnetoencephalography (MEG). MEG detects weak magnetic fields produced by the postsynaptic currents of pyramidal cortical cells in sulcal walls. Unlike EEG, MEG signals are not distorted by edema or bone defects, and unlike fMRI, abnormal hemodynamics do(More)
PURPOSE Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) often causes medically intractable seizures. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) localizes epileptiform discharges. To evaluate the use of MEG spike sources (MEGSSs) for localizing epileptic zones in TSC patients, we characterized MEGSSs and correlated them to EEG and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results. METHODS We(More)
RATIONALE The purposes of this study were to 1) conduct a review of neuropsychological (NP) outcomes after epilepsy surgery for DNET and 2) present pre/post-surgical NP results from a series of children with DNET. METHODS First, a systematic literature review was conducted with specific inclusion criteria. Second, a review of DNET surgical patients seen(More)
Focal cortical dysplasia is a common cortical malformation and an important cause of epilepsy. There is evidence for shared molecular mechanisms underlying cortical dysplasia, ganglioglioma, hemimegalencephaly, and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor. However, there are no familial reports of typical cortical dysplasia or co-occurrence of cortical(More)
We utilized the high temporal resolution, whole head coverage and novel analysis methodology of magnetoencephalography (MEG) to record the dynamics of cerebellar activation during focal motor seizures. We analyzed ictal MEG data from a four-year old using an event-related beamformer to localize and display ictal changes over the motor cortex and cerebellum.(More)
Gelastic seizures are relatively uncommon and rarely observed secondary to frontal lobe lesions. This report presents magnetoencephalography (MEG) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) findings in an adolescent with gelastic seizures secondary to a left anterior cingulate gyrus lesion. Ictal scalp video EEG showed bilateral frontal 4 Hz theta discharges.(More)