Clinical indications and diagnostic yield of video-electroencephalographic monitoring in patients with seizures and spells.

@article{Cascino2002ClinicalIA,
  title={Clinical indications and diagnostic yield of video-electroencephalographic monitoring in patients with seizures and spells.},
  author={Gregory D. Cascino},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2002},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={1111-20}
}
Video-electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring is an important neurodiagnostic technique that may be used for selected patients who present with recurrent and unprovoked spells. For most patients who have epilepsy, the "routine" EEG is sufficient for physicians to classify seizure types and initiate medical therapy; however, routine EEG has substantial limitations for approximately 20% of patients who do not have epilepsy but are referred to comprehensive epilepsy programs because of medically… CONTINUE READING

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