Propagation of focal epilepsies and the timing and targeting of surgical interventions. Illustrative case reports.

P. Halász, S. Tóth, J. Vajda, G. Rásonyi, O. Eisler

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Abstract

The mirror focus conception assumes propagation of epileptic excitation towards a homotopic area of the contralateral hemisphere inducing secondary focal discharges. Later, independent discharges can be initiated by this new area of epileptogenesis but initiation of seizures of the same or altered symptomatology--and not only interictal discharges--from a mirror focus has yet not been proved. Three cases will be presented where dynamism of the development of temporal lobe mirror focus have been followed. All cases give rise to several questions concerning selection and timing of surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalActa neurochirurgica. Supplementum
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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