Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable contents of the text and a downloadable image library all at, and 60 EEG videos of actual patient monitoring sessions in longitudinal bipolar, transverse, and referential montages on an accompanying DVD.
  • Reference the experiences of your patients to those of patients recorded during video-EEG monitoring sessions and access links to the relevant imaging used.
  • Reformat montages and filters as if you were reviewing patient data in an epilepsy monitoring unit with the EEG review software on the DVD.
  • Avoid misdiagnoses by differentiating between epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures.
  • Examine patient cases across all age groups so you can treat the widest range of patients: adult, pediatric and neonatal.
  • Determine and evaluate when surgery is appropriate and when it is not.

Get quick and easy reference to diagnosis and management with organization by epilepsy syndrome.

Table of 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.


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