Correlation of severity of FDG-PET hypometabolism and interictal regional delta slowing in temporal lobe epilepsy.

@article{Altay2005CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of severity of FDG-PET hypometabolism and interictal regional delta slowing in temporal lobe epilepsy.},
  author={Ebru Erbayat Altay and A James Fessler and Martin Gallagher and Hrayr P. Attarian and Farrokh Dehdashti and Victoria J. Vahle and Jeffrey G. Ojemann and Joshua L. Dowling and Frank G. Gilliam},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={573-6}
}
PURPOSE We investigated the association of severity of hypometabolism detected by positron emission tomography (PET) with [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and persistence of interictal EEG focal slowing in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS Eighty temporal lobes of 40 consecutive patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (mean age, 43.5 years) were studied. All patients underwent video-EEG monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and FDG-PET. Patients with… CONTINUE READING