R Hutzler

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Although infantile spasms (IS) constitute a well-recognized epileptic syndrome, only recently did investigators propose that spasms be classified as a distinct seizure type, characterized by axial flexion/extension jerks in clusters. Five older children (aged 4.5-14.2 years) who underwent video-EEG monitoring in 1992 in our epilepsy program for intractable(More)
Bilateral long-term surface cortical cerebral blood flow (CBF) and electrocorticographic (ECoG) monitoring were performed in eight patients with complex partial seizures. In each patient, the epileptic temporal lobe was localized using ictal ECoG. Mean seizure interval (frequency-1) off anticonvulsant medication, a clinical measure of epileptogenicity, was(More)
Thirty-seven subjects underwent bilateral internal carotid artery injections of amobarbital prior to surgery for intractable epilepsy. The electroencephalogram (EEG) of these patients was continuously monitored during these 74 procedures and was later subjected to quantitative analysis. Topographic mapping of these data suggested that the areas of(More)
Emotional reactions are sometimes observed during the intracarotid sodium amobarbital test. For instance, euphoric/indifference reactions can be seen during right hemisphere inactivation and catastrophic reactions may accompany left hemisphere inactivation. Less dramatic changes can also be detected in affective self-report during left and right hemisphere(More)
The intracarotid amobarbital procedure, by inactivation of each hemisphere, provides the opportunity to evaluate language and memory function of the individual considering epilepsy surgery. Careful explanation of this procedure, and its importance to the proposed surgery are vital to the patient's cooperation and performance during this examination. The(More)
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