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Epilepsy Syndromes

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Drs. Mary Ann Werz and Ignacio L. Pita present Epilepsy Syndromes, a unique book with companion DVD that guides you through the difficult diagnostic challenges associated with this disorder. It is organized by epilepsy syndromes for easy reference, and the DVD shows patient videos running concurrently with their EEG tracings. It’s the perfect tool for evaluating patients with seizures.

Audience

Neurologists and residents

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Published: April 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-4833-6

Contents

  • Section I: Introduction 1

    1 Epilepsy Seizures and Syndromes: Clinical Cases and Video-EEGs • Mary Ann Werz 3

    2 How To Use This Book • Mary Ann Werz 5

    Section II: Generalized Idiopathic Seizures 11

    3 Childhood Absence Epilepsy • Rabon Allen 13

    4 Juvenile Absence Epilepsy • Jeffrey L. Sponsler 17

    5 Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 21

    Section III: Generalized Symptomatic Epilepsy 25

    6 Infantile Spasms/West Syndrome • Arie Weinstock and Michelle Hartley McAndrew 27

    7 Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome • Jennifer R. Avery 33

    8 Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy • Chaiyos Khongkhatithum 43

    Section IV: Undetermined Epilepsy Syndromes 47

    9 Neonatal Seizures • Mark Scher 49

    10 Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (Acquired Epileptic Aphasia) and Continuous Spike and Waves during Slow Wave Sleep Syndrome • Ignacio L. Pita 59

    Section V: Idiopathic Localization-Related Epilepsies 65

    11 Benign Focal Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes • Tobias Loddenkemper 67

    Section VI: Localization-Related Epilepsies 71

    12 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 73

    13 Frontal Lobe Epilepsy • Ignacio L. Pita 91

    14 Parietal Lobe Epilepsy • Ignacio L. Pita 103

    15 Occipital Lobe Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 109

    16 Gelastic Seizures • Shahram Amina 117

    Section VII: Presurgical Evaluation, Surgical Procedures, and Pathology 121

    17 Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery by the Epilepsy Team • Pamela A. Lang 123

    18 MRI and Epilepsy • Barbara A. Bangert 127

    19 Nuclear Imaging and Epilepsy • Peter F. Faulhaber 133

    20 Neuropsychology in Epilepsy • Michael R. Schoenberg 141

    21 Intracarotid Sodium Amobarbital Procedure (the Wada Test) • Michael R. Schoenberg 145

    22 The Electrocorticogram • Mohamad Z. Koubeissi 147

    23 Functional Mapping • Tanvir U. Syed 159

    24 Surgical Treatment of Medically Intractable Epilepsy • Robert J. Maciunas 161

    25 Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery • Shenandoah Robinson 167

    26 Surgical Pathology of Epilepsy • Mark L. Cohen 171

    Section VIII: Nonepileptic Events 175

    27 Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events • Ignacio L. Pita 177

    28 Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus and Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy • Asim Shahid 185

    29 Self-Gratification Disorder in Children • Kathy Maxwell 187

    30 Reflex Infantile Syncopes (Breath Holding Spells) • Monisha Goyal 189

    31 Discriminating Between Panic Disorder and Epilepsy • Philipp L. Dines 193

    32 Seizure versus Syncope • Adriana C. Bermeo, Richard C. Burgess, and Stephan U. Schuele 197

    33 Sleep Behaviors versus Epilepsy • Mustafa Kahriman 203

    Index 211

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