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Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery

Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626238183
Publication Date: September 2019

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An indispensable, single-volume resource on state-of-the-art epilepsy procedures from renowned international experts!

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting an estimated 1% of the population, about 20 to 30% of which experience seizures inadequately controlled by medical therapy alone. Advances in anatomic and functional imaging modalities, stereotaxy, and the integration of neuronavigation during surgery have led to cutting-edge treatment options for patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery, Second Edition by Gordon Baltuch, Arthur Cukiert, and an impressive international group of contributors has been updated and expanded, reflecting the newest treatments for pediatric and adult epilepsy.

Seven sections with 30 chapters encompass surgical planning, invasive EEG studies, cortical resection, intraoperative mapping, disconnection, neuromodulation, and further topics. Twelve cortical resection chapters cover surgical approaches such as amygdalohippocampectomy; hippocampal transection; frontal lobe, central region, and posterior quadrant resections; and microsurgery versus endoscopy for hypothalamic hamartomas. Disconnection procedures discussed in section five include corpus callosotomy, hemispherectomy, and endoscopic-assisted approaches. Well-established procedures such as vagus nerve and deep brain stimulation are covered in the neuromodulation section, while the last section discusses radiosurgery for medically intractable cases.

Key Highlights

  • Chapters new to this edition include endoscopic callosotomy, laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT), and focused ultrasound
  • High-quality illustrations, superb operative and cadaver photographs, radiologic images, and tables enhance understanding of impacted anatomy and specific techniques
  • The addition of videos provides insightful step-by-step procedural guidance

This is an essential reference for fellows and residents interested in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, and an ideal overview for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists in early career stages who wish to pursue this subspecialty.

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Section 1: Surgical Planning
Chapter 01: Collaborative Planning in Epilepsy Surgery
Chapter 02: Intraoperative Neuronavigation
Section 2: Invasive EEG Studies
Chapter 03: Invasive EEG Studies: Peg, Strip, and Grid Implantation
Chapter 04: Peg, Strip, and Grid Implantation: Adult
Chapter 05: Depth Electrodes
Section 3: Cortical Resection
Chapter 06: Radiofrequency Lesions through Depth Electrodes
Chapter 07: Temporal Lobectomy and Amygdalohippocampectomy
Chapter 08: Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy
Chapter 09: Parahippocampectomy: A New Surgical Technique for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Chapter 10: Hippocampal Transection
Chapter 11: Frontal Lobe Resection in Refractory Epilepsy
Chapter 12: Cortical Resection: Central Region
Chapter 13: Posterior Quadrant Resections
Chapter 14: Surgery of the Insula
Chapter 15: Treatment Strategies for Hypothalamic Hamartomas: Microsurgery versus Endoscopy
Chapter 16: Multiple Subpial Transections
Chapter 17: Laser-Induced Thermal Therapy for Medically Refractory Epilepsy
Section 4: Intra-operative Mapping
Chapter 18: Motor, Sensory, and Language Mapping in Epilepsy Surgery
Section 5: Disconnection
Chapter 19: Cortical Disconnections
Chapter 20: Corpus Callosotomy
Chapter 21: Endoscopic Callosotomy and Hemispherotomy: Bimanual Endoscopic Technique
Chapter 22: Anatomical Hemispherectomy
Chapter 23: Functional Hemispherectomy and Peri-insular Hemispherotomy
Chapter 24: Endoscopic-Assisted Hemispherotomy
Chapter 25: Vertical Parasagittal Hemispherotomy
Section 6: Neuromodulation
Chapter 26: Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Chapter 27: Hippocampal Deep Brain Stimulation in Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Chapter 28: Deep Brain Stimulation: Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus
Chapter 29: Responsive (Closed-Loop) Stimulation
Section 7: Further Topics
Chapter 30: Radiosurgery for Medically Refractory Epilepsy
Chapter 31: Focused Ultrasound as a Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy

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