[Preoperative diagnosis: the Wada test with SPECT control for localizing brain function in therapy-refractory epilepsy].

@article{Kurthen1988PreoperativeDT,
  title={[Preoperative diagnosis: the Wada test with SPECT control for localizing brain function in therapy-refractory epilepsy].},
  author={Martin Kurthen and H. J. Biersack and Detlef B. Linke and Friedhelm Brassel and J. Wappenschmidt and H. F. Durwen and Bettina Reuter and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Solymosi and Karl Reichmann},
  journal={Neurochirurgia},
  year={1988},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={96-8}
}
Extensive diagnostic measures are necessary to clarify the indication for surgery in patients suffering from epilepsy that is refractory to treatment. Within the overall framework of neuropsychological diagnosis we conducted the Wada test, injecting 200 mg (or 3 mg/kg body weight) of sodium amytal on different days, in each case into the left or right internal carotid artery. This results in a 3-5 minute anaesthesia of the relevant hemisphere. By means of a neuropsychological short test it is… CONTINUE READING