Epilepsy diagnosis: positron emission tomography.

@article{Kumar2012EpilepsyDP,
  title={Epilepsy diagnosis: positron emission tomography.},
  author={A. Kumar and F. Semah and H. Chugani and W. Theodore},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={
          409-24
        }
}
  • A. Kumar, F. Semah, +1 author W. Theodore
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Handbook of clinical neurology
  • Abstract Several positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, particularly [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG), have been shown to identify temporal lobe epileptic foci reliably and help predict outcome from temporal lobectomy. In extratemporal and neocortical epilepsy, [18F]FDG-PET is less sensitive, but may still be helpful for presurgical evaluation. Some patients with secondary generalized epilepsies, particularly children with infantile spasms, may have epileptogenic zones revealed on [18F… CONTINUE READING
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