The role of PET in presurgical assessment of partial epilepsies.

  title={The role of PET in presurgical assessment of partial epilepsies.},
  author={François Maugui{\`e}re and Philippe Ryvlin},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={6 3},
In the presurgical assessment of drug refractory partial epilepsies PET represents a privileged means for investigating glucose metabolism and neurotransmission in the functional-deficit zone, defined as the region of cortex that is functioning abnormally in the interictal period. Another aim of PET investigation is to produce images of neurotransmission abnormalities underlying neuronal hyperexcitability, and thus to allow direct visualization of the epileptogenic zone. This approach has been… CONTINUE READING