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Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Preoperative Assessment and Surgical Treatment


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781604062540
Publication Date: January 2010

The definitive reference for pediatric epilepsy surgery

Written by internationally recognized authorities in pediatric epilepsy surgery, this cutting-edge book provides essential information about the preoperative assessment of and surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy in children. The book opens with an overview of pediatric epilepsy followed by four main sections detailing preoperative assessment, surgical approaches and techniques, outcomes, and recent promising advances. The authors present numerous approaches for managing temporal lobe epilepsy and extratemporal lobe epilepsy and guide clinicians through various surgical techniques for hemispherectomy, disconnection procedures, neuromodulation, and more.


  • Complete coverage of the selection of surgical candidates, including young patients with congenital or early lesions
  • Detailed discussion of the latest surgical techniques such as hippocampal transection, cortical and deep brain stimulation and radiosurgery
  • Comprehensive presentation of all major hemispherectomy and hemispherotomy techniques
  • More than 100 illustrations, including 85 in full-color, to elucidate key concepts

Ideal for pediatric neurosurgeons, epilepsy surgeons and pediatric epileptologists, this authoritative text is also a valuable reference for clinicians, residents, and fellows in neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology with an interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery.

1. Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: Introduction
2. Intractable Epilepsy in Children and Selection of Surgical Candidates
3. Epilepsy Surgery for Congenital or Early Lesions
I. Preoperative Assessment
A. Electrophysiological Assessment
4. EEG and Noninvasive Electrophysiological Monitoring
5. Invasive Electrophysiological Monitoring
6. Extra-operative and Intra-operative Electrical Stimulation
7. Magnetoencephalography
B. Neuroimaging
8. Structural Brain Imaging in Epilepsy
9. Functional MRI in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
10. Application of PET and SPECT in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
11. Coregistration and Newer Imaging Techniques
C. Neuropsychological Cognitive Assessment
12. Wada Testing in Pediatric Epilepsy
13. Preoperative Neuropsychological Assessment
II. Surgical Approaches and Techniques
14. Anesthetic Considerations and Postoperative ICU Care
15. Implantation of Strip, Grip, and Depth Electrodes for Invasive Electrophysiological Monitoring
A. Resective Surgical Techniques in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
16. Mesial Temporal Sclerosis in Children
17. Anteromesial Temporal Lobectomy
18. Transsylvian Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy
19. Tailored temporal lobectomy techniques
20. Surgical Management of Lesional Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
B. Resective Surgical Techniques in Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy
21. Extratemporal Resection
22. Surgical Approaches in Cortical Dysplasia
23. Posterior Quadrantic Resection and Disconnection
C. Hemispherectomy and Hemispherotomy Techniques
24. Hemispherectomy and Hemispherotomy Techniques in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: An Overview
25. Anatomical Hemispherectomy
26. Hemidecortication for Intractable Epilepsy
27. Functional Hemispherectomy at UCLA
28. Transsylvian Hemispheric Deafferentation
29. Peri-insular Hemispherotomy
D. Disconnection Procedures
30. Corpus Callosotomy
31. Multiple Subpial Transections in Children with Refractory Epilepsy
32. Hippocampal Transection
E. Neuromodulation Procedures
33. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
34. Cortical and Deep Brain Stimulation
F. Radiosurgery
35. Radiosurgical Treatment for Epilepsy
III. Outcome
36. Surgical Failure and Reoperation
37. Postoperative Seizure Control
38. Postoperative Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Outcome
IV. Recent Advances
39. New Techniques in Electrophysiological Assessment of Pediatric Epilepsy
40. New Imaging Techniques in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
41. Optical Imaging Techniques in Neocortical Epilepsy

This cutting-edge book provides essential information about the preoperative assessment of and surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy in children...A valuable reference [and] encyclopedic in its coverage. -- Doody's

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