Graphic Representation of the Epileptic Focus

  • P. Nádvorník
  • M. Šramka
  • G. Fritz
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 23)


The concept of the epileptic focus as a single trigger of the epileptic discharge which then spreads to the environment is still subject to discussion. The evidence about brain damage provoking focal epilepsy, e. g. under clinical conditions following head injury5 or experimentally after application of some chemical compound on the brain3 appears to be exceptional particularly when the study of electrical brain acitivity is repeated with the recording made not only with scalp leads but within deep brain structures as well. The analysis of epileptic manifestations in both EEG and SEEG records may well affect the wiews of the epileptic focus.


Focal Epilepsy Epileptic Activity Posterior Hypothalamus Epileptic Focus Epileptic Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Nádvorník
    • 1
  • M. Šramka
    • 1
  • G. Fritz
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Clinical Stereotaxis of Neurosurgical DepartmentComenius UniversityBratislavaČSSR

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