Advertisement

Depth Electrodes in the Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy

  • D. Van Roost
  • A. Hufnagel
  • L. Solymosi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 22)

Abstract

The use of depth electrodes in the presurgical evaluation of epilepsy remains a matter of debate in view of subdural recordings, which seem to offer equally valuable information without penetrating the brain. We therefore verified our implantation procedure regarding its invasiveness and benefit.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Bancaud J, Talairach J, Bonis A, Schaub C, Szikla G, Morel P, Bordas-Ferer M (1965) La stéréo-électroencéphalographie dans l’épilepsie. Informations neuro-physiologiques apportées par l’investigation fonctionelle stéréotaxique. Masson, ParisGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cahan L, Sutherling W, McCullough M, Rausch R, Engel J (1984) Review of the 20-year UCLA experience with surgery for epilepsy. Clev Clin Q 51:313–318Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Engel J, Crandall P, Rausch R (1983) The partial epilepsies. In: Rosenberg RN et al. (eds) The clinical neurosciences, vol 2. Churchill Livingstone, New York, pp 1349–1380Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Flanigin HF, Smith JR (1987) Depth electrode implantation at the Medical College of Georgia. In: Engel J Jr (ed) Surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Raven, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    McCarthy G, Spencer DD, Riker RJ (1991) The stereotactic placement of depth electrodes in epilepsy. In: Lüders H (ed) Epilepsy surgery. Raven, New York, pp 385–393Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Olivier A, Marchand E, Peters T, Tyler J (1987) Depth electrode implantation at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. In: Engel J Jr (ed) Surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Raven, New York, pp 595–601Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Spencer DD (1987) Depth electrode implantation at Yale University. In: Engel J Jr (ed) Surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Raven, New York, pp 603–607Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Spencer SS, Spencer DD, Williamson PD, Mattson RH (1982) The localizing value of depth electroencephalography in 32 patients with refractory epilepsy. Ann Neurol 12:248–253PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Spencer SS, Spencer DD, Williamson PD, Mattson RH (1990) Combined depth and subdural electrode investigation in uncontrolled epilepsy. Neurology 39:74–79Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Sperling MR, O’Connor MJ (1989) Comparison of depth and subdural electrodes in recording temporal lobe seizures. Neurology 39:1497–1504PubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Van Buren J (1987) Complications of surgical procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In: Engel J Jr (ed) Surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Raven, New York, pp 465–475Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Van Veelen CWM, Debets RMC, Van Huffelen AC, Van Emde Boas W, Binnie CD, Storm Van Leeuwen W, Velis DN, Van Dieren A (1990) Combined use of subdural and intracerebral electrodes in preoperative evaluation of epilepsy. Neurosurgery 26:93–101PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Wolf HK, Campos MG, Zentner J, Hufnagel A, Schramm J, Elger CE, Wiestier OD Surgical pathology of temporal lobe epilepsy. Surg Pathol (in press)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Van Roost
    • 1
  • A. Hufnagel
    • 2
  • L. Solymosi
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikBonn-VenusbergGermany
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik für EpileptologieBonn-VenusbergGermany
  3. 3.Neuroradiologie, Radiologische UniversitätsklinikBonn-VenusbergGermany

Personalised recommendations