Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery is an essential guide to the latest techniques and therapeutic strategies for the surgical management of patients with epilepsy. Distinguished pioneers in the field provide comprehensive coverage of the range of operative approaches, helping clinicians to thoroughly prepare for surgery. The book first discusses surgical planning and then presents techniques for cortical resection and various types of intraoperative mapping. The final sections of the book describe innovative approaches, such as neuromodulation and radiosurgery.
Guidelines from leading experts in the field of epilepsy surgery
Detailed step-by-step descriptions of procedures, including practical information on image guidance and invasive monitoring
Discussion of innovative techniques including deep brain stimulation, responsive stimulation, and radiosurgery
High-quality illustrations that facilitate comprehension of surgical steps
Ideal for neurosurgeons and trainees, this book is an indispensable, single-volume source of information on all technical aspects of epilepsy surgery. It also serves as a valuable reference for clinicians and residents in neurology and neuroradiology.
Professor and Chairman, Neurosurgery, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Surgical Planning 1.Image-Guidance and Epilepsy Surgery 2.Invasive EEG Studies: Peg, Strip, and Grid Implantation 3.Depth Electrodes in Invasive Epilepsy Monitoring Cortical Resection 4.Temporal Lobectomy and Amygdalohippocampectomy for Epilepsy: Operative Technique 5.Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy 6.Cortical Resection - Central Region 7.Frontal, Parietal and Occipital Lobe Epilepsy 8.Epilepsy, the Insula, and Surgery 9.Surgical Management of Epilepsy Related to Hypothalamic Hamartomas 10.Multiple Subpial Transections Intra-operative Mapping 11.Corticography 12.Motor/Sensory/Language Mapping 13Callosotomy for the Treatment of Medical Epilepsy Refractory 14.Anatomical Hemispherectomy 15.Functional Hemispherectomy and Peri-insular Hemispherectomy Neuromodulation 16.Vagus Nerve Stimulation 17.Electrical Stimulation of Amygdala and Hippocampus for Intractable Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 18.Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy 19.Responsive (Closed-Loop) Stimulation for the Treatment of Medically Refractory Focal Epilepsy Radiosurgery 20.Radiosurgery