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The Electroencephalogram in the Investigation of Epilepsy

Stephan U. Schuele, Adriana C. Bermeo and Samden D. Lhatoo

in Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

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Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199659043
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191751363 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199659043.003.0009

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The Electroencephalogram in the Investigation of Epilepsy

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Electroencephalography (EEG) has been an important diagnostic tool for over eight decades and continues to have a major role in epilepsy and neuro-monitoring. This chapter introduces the physiologic basis and indication for EEG studies. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the principles and significance of surface EEG findings for the neurologist in clinical practice. The chapter ends with an overview of advanced techniques used in patients evaluated for epilepsy surgery, including invasive monitoring, EEG source localization (ESL) and high frequency oscillations (HFO).

Chapter.  6745 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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