Chapter

Prolonged Video Electroencephalography

Cheolsu Shin

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0013

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Prolonged Video Electroencephalography

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PVEEG has become an essential diagnostic tool in the management of epileptic seizures, psychogenic seizures, and other paroxysmal events. Various monitoring systems are available, mostly all digital systems. PVEEG monitoring allows psychogenic seizures and other nonepileptic paroxysmal events to be differentiated from epileptic seizures. It also enables accurate classification of most seizure types and is a necessary part of the evaluation of patients being considered for surgical treatment of epilepsy. Also, this type of monitoring allows extended observation of patients and can lead to a better understanding of their medical problems and any superimposed psychosocial issues. All these factors contribute to improved quality of life for patients and their families and more efficient delivery of appropriate medical care in these often very complex situations.

Chapter.  5177 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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