Description

Epilepsy, Part II, Treatment, Volume 108, provides a full description of epilepsy pathology and etiology, antiepileptic drug treatment, the approach to surgical evaluation and alternative procedures to be considered, in both children and adults, as well as brain stimulation and diet treatment. Economic and psychosocial issues such as stigma are fully covered. The special problems of epilepsy treatment in the developing world are described. Chapters are authored by internationally respected neurologists with varied perspectives insuring depth to the content. Epilepsy, Part I, Basic Principles and Diagnosis, Volume 107, establishes the scientific and practical diagnosis of epilepsy. The volumes will be a very important resource for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and all health professionals treating patients with epilepsy.

Key Features

  • A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology
  • International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field
  • Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

Readership

Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists

Table of Contents

Series page

Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3RD Series

Foreword

Preface

Contributors

Chapter 30 Metabolic and degenerative disorders

Introduction

Epilepsy features in metabolic and degenerative disorders

Progressive myoclonic epilepsies

Metabolic diseases more frequently associated with epilepsy

Metabolic disease amenable to specific treatment

Conclusion

Chapter 31 Neurocutaneous syndromes

Introduction

Neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis type 2

Tuberous sclerosis

Sturge–weber syndrome

Incontinentia pigmenti (bloch–sulzberger disease)

Hypomelanosis of ito: incontinentia pigmenti achromians

Ataxia–telangiectasia

Rare neurocutaneous diseases

Conclusion

Chapter 32 Cortical malformations

Introduction

Principles of cortical development

Classification systems

Different types of malformations of cortical development

Conclusions

Chapter 33 Epilepsy-associated brain tumors

Introduction

Neuropathological classification of epilepsy-associated tumors

Tumors and epileptogenesis

Future research strategies

Chapter 34 Seizures after stroke

Introduction

Definitions and methodological issues

Epidemiology of seizures after stroke

Risk factors for poststroke seizures

Risk factors for poststroke epilepsy

Do seizures influence stroke outcome?

Mechanisms of seizures after stroke

Diagnostic procedures

Management

Conclusion

Chapter 35 Posttraumatic epilepsy

Introduction

Historical background

Etiology

Risk factors

Imaging

Latency

Natural history

Age and development of epilepsy

Pathology

Prevention, prophylaxis, and neuroprotection

Epileptogenes

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444535061
Print ISBN:
9780444528995

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