Epilepsy Syndromes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416048336, 9780323315463

Epilepsy Syndromes

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online, Print, and DVD

Authors: Mary Ann Werz Ignacio Pita
eBook ISBN: 9780323315463
eBook ISBN: 9781455706549
eBook ISBN: 9781455708864
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th April 2011
Page Count: 232

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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.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable contents of the text and a downloadable image library all at expertconsult.com, 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. 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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About the Author

Mary Ann Werz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa; Co-Director Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Ignacio Pita

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, HIMA, San Pablo Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico