Epilepsy Syndromes, Expert Consult - Online, Print, and DVD

Epilepsy Syndromes

Expert Consult - Online, Print, and DVD

By Mary Ann Werz and Ignacio L. Pita Garcia


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