Special Issue "Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: functional neurosurgery; neurosciences research
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Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that can affect all ages. Although the majority of people with epilepsy can have excellent seizure control with medication, about 30% will fail anti-epileptic drugs. For those with medically intractable epilepsy, the recurrent seizures lead to elevated mortality and injury risks and the seizures themselves are socially disabling. Fortunately for many people with intractable epilepsy, epilepsy can be cured or seizures better controlled with surgery.
Localization of the seizure focus followed by surgical resection provides the best opportunity to cure the epilepsy. Better understanding of the neuro-anatomy and physiology of epilepsy improves our ability to define the epileptic network and effectively treat the epilepsy. Minimal access surgical approaches result in more rapid recovery from surgery, less pain, and more satisfied patients.
For individuals without an opportunity for cure of their epilepsy, new and emerging technologies can improve the quality of life by preventing injuries and reducing seizure frequency and severity.
This Special Issue will highlight advances in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of epilepsy, including imaging and electroencephalography (EEG) approaches to define the epileptic focus, understand the epileptic network, and characterize the anatomical substrate of epilepsy.Dr. Warren W. Boling
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- Medically Intractable Epilepsy
- Epilepsy Surgery