Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lv
  2. Section 1: Definitions and Classifications of Epilepsies

    1. Anne T. Berg
      Pages 5-9
    2. Jerome Engel Jr.
      Pages 11-15
    3. Jeffrey R. Buchhalter
      Pages 17-22
  3. Section 2: Historical Aspects of Epilepsies

    1. Thalia Valeta
      Pages 23-25
    2. Peter F. Bladin, Mervyn J. Eadie
      Pages 27-33
    3. Peter Wolf
      Pages 35-43
  4. Section 3: Epidemiology of Epilepsies

    1. Anne T. Berg
      Pages 45-49
    2. Christine Linehan, Mike Kerr
      Pages 51-56
    3. Mouhamadou Diagana, Devender Bhalla, Edgard Ngoungou, Pierre-Marie Preux
      Pages 57-63
  5. Section 4: Etiology and Pathology of Epilepsies

    1. Sanjay M. Sisodiya
      Pages 65-68
    2. Kristien Verhaert, Rod C. Scott
      Pages 69-78
    3. Maria Thom
      Pages 95-105
    4. Christian M. Korff, Douglas R. Nordli Jr.
      Pages 107-110
    5. Fiona J. L. Arnold, Andrew W. McEvoy
      Pages 129-135

About this book


Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference work and hands-on guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy in all its forms and across all age groups. The premier text in the field with over one thousand images, the Atlas’s highly illustrative approach tackles the difficult subject of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, accompanied by sequential photographs of each management step. Intraoperative photographs are accompanied by detailed figure legends describing nuances, subtleties, and the thought processes involved in each step, providing a fuller understanding of each procedure. The Atlas draws on the expertise of over 300 internationally-renowned experts, and is liberally interspersed with clinical insights and personal vignettes that offer helpful tips, technical advice and critical knowledge to the clinician and scholar. The thorough and complete table of contents includes dedicated sections or chapters on important topics such as neonatal and pediatric seizures; imitators of epilepsy; EEG and neuroimaging; psychiatric and quality of life aspects of epilepsy; and a complete guide to treatment options including current and up-to-date chapters on pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, and additional and alternative treatments. No other publication addresses epilepsies as thoroughly and completely as the Atlas of Epilepsies. Exhaustive and illustrative, convenient and current, this reference is sure to be the premier text on epilepsy for many years to come.



Editors and affiliations

  • C. P. Panayiotopoulos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and EpilepsiesSt. Thomas' HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of NeurosciencesJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

About the editors

Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos MD, PhD, FRCP, Editor-in-Chief, is a renowned expert in the field of the epilepsies. He has written over 140 articles and editorials in prestigious journals. His work on establishing the syndromic diagnosis of epilepsies and the appropriate video-EEG methodology for their diagnosis has been regarded as ground breaking. ”Panayiotopoulos syndrome” and autonomic status epilepticus specific to childhood are amongst his main contributions. His publications on idiopathic generalized epilepsies and absence seizures have shaped the current thought of their diagnosis and management. He is also the first to establish objective differential criteria between visual symptoms of occipital epilepsy and migraine. His books on epilepsies and particularly A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment, Revised second edition, Springer, 2010 are praised as landmarks in the epileptological literature. Section Editors: S.R. Benbadis; R.G. Beran; A.T. Berg; J. Engel, Jr; A.S. Galanopoulou; P.W. Kaplan; M. Koutroumanidis; S.L. Moshe; D.R. Nordli, Jr.; J.M. Serratosa; S.M. Sisodiya; W.O. Tatum IV; T. Valeta; A.N. Wilner. The section editors are amongst the foremost authorities, influential leaders of the ILAE, and protagonists in the frontiers of modern clinical and research epileptology

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Epilepsies
  • Editors S.R. Benbadis
    R.G. Beran
    A.T. Berg
    J. Engel, Jr.
    A.S. Galanopoulou
    P.W. Kaplan
    M. Koutroumanidis
    S.L. Moshe
    D.R. Nordli, Jr.
    J.M. Serratosa
    S.M. Sisodiya
    W.O. Tatum
    T. Valeta
    A. Wilner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-344-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-128-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages CLXV, 1946
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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From the reviews:

“These three volumes contain a collection of succinct chapters on a wide variety of epilepsy topics that includes basic science, evaluation, and treatment. … Physicians and other health professionals who care for patients with epilepsy are the intended audience … . The concise nature of each topic, enhanced with numerous illustrations and tables, results in a useful book … . it easily could find a place in a neurology practice or medical library.” (Kevin Chapman, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2011)

“This extensive and comprehensive atlas attempts to chart a course through the complex world of epilepsy, and it largely succeeds. … a text must be comprehensive, authoritative and current but must also provide information in an easily accessible manner and form a logical narrative that leads the reader from one section to the next. Overall this atlas succeeds on all counts, and is therefore likely to become one of the leading texts on epilepsy for the foreseeable future.” (Robert Robinson, European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 2011)

“The Atlas of Epilepsies is a compendious description of the epilepsies. … contains very comprehensive descriptions of the basic science of seizures and some newer areas of research, making it an up-to-date resource. … The atlas is an excellent choice. It also deserves a place on the shelves of those who regularly treat epilepsy such as neurologists and epileptologists. … recommended as a valuable epilepsy reference and should be considered a useful addition to medical and neurological libraries, as well as neurologists’ personal libraries.” (George Morris, Epilepsy & Behavior, February, 2011)

“‘A comprehensive reference work on the subject of epilepsy which would be of use to the specialist. Richly illustrated. Well-referenced. Encyclopaedic!’” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2011)

“Atlas of the Epilepsies is an encyclopedic, comprehensive textbook describing clinical features, symptomatology, EEG tracings, gene mapping where appropriate, differential diagnoses, and treatments for literally, hundreds of epilepsy disorders and syndromes. … an ideal reference textbook for neurologists, epileptologists, neurosurgeons, pharmacologists, and medical students. … This book is likely to become a benchmark in the field of epileptology. It seems to serve a generous purpose for the study of clinical manifestations of epilepsies. I can recommend this book without hesitation to the international Neurology community.”­­­ (Joseph J. Grenier, Neurological Sciences, Vol. 32 (4), August, 2011)