Routine EEG and temporal lobe epilepsy: relation to long-term EEG monitoring, quantitative MRI, and operative outcome.

@article{Cascino1996RoutineEA,
  title={Routine EEG and temporal lobe epilepsy: relation to long-term EEG monitoring, quantitative MRI, and operative outcome.},
  author={Gregory D. Cascino and Max R Trenerry and Elson L. So and Frank W. Sharbrough and Cheolsu Shin and Terrence D. Lagerlund and Mary L. Zupanc and Clifford R. Jack},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={651-6}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the relation among routine EEG, long-term EEG monitoring (LTM), quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and surgical outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS We evaluated 159 patients with intractable TLE who underwent an anterior temporal lobectomy between 1988 and 1993. The epileptogenic temporal lobe was determined by ictal LTM. A single awake-sleep outpatient EEG with standard activating procedures was performed before LTM. EEGs were analyzed by a… CONTINUE READING