Epilepsy Syndromes

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online, Print, and DVD


  • Mary Ann Werz
  • Ignacio Pita
  • 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.


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    About the authors

    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