Intractable occipital lobe epilepsy: clinical characteristics and surgical treatment.

@article{Jobst2010IntractableOL,
  title={Intractable occipital lobe epilepsy: clinical characteristics and surgical treatment.},
  author={Barbara C. Jobst and Peter D. Williamson and Vijay M. Thadani and Karen L. Gilbert and Gregory L. Holmes and Richard P. Morse and Terrance M. Darcey and A G Duhaime and Krysztof A Bujarski and David W. Roberts},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={2334-7}
}
Intractable occipital lobe epilepsy remains a surgical challenge. Clinical characteristics of 14 patients were analyzed. Twelve patients had surgery, seven patients had visual auras (50%) and only eight patients (57%) had posterior scalp EEG changes. Ictal single-proton emission computed tomography (SPECT) incorrectly localized in 7 of 10 patients. Six patients (50%) had Engel's class I outcome. Patients with inferior occipital seizure onset appeared to fare better (three of four class I) than… CONTINUE READING