Repeat magnetoencephalography and surgeries to eliminate atonic seizures of non-lesional frontal lobe epilepsy

Tojo Nakayama, Taisuke Otsuki, Yu Kaneko, Hideyuki Nakama, Takanobu Kaido, Hiroshi Otsubo, Eiji Nakagawa, Masayuki Sasaki, Kenji Sugai

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    Abstract

    A 7-year-old boy presented with intractable head nodding and atonic seizures since the age of 3 years and severe behavior problems unsuitable for video EEG monitoring. We performed magnetoencephalography (MEG) 4 times: before (1) corpus callosotomy, (2) left frontal cortical resection with multiple subpial transection and (3) resection of residual MEG spike sources, which eliminated seizures. Repeat MEGs consistently localized the epileptogenic zone in a patient with intractable residual non-lesional left frontal lobe epilepsy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-267
    Number of pages5
    JournalEpilepsy Research
    Volume84
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1

    Keywords

    • Atonic seizure
    • Corpus callosotomy
    • Frontal lobe epilepsy
    • MEG spike source
    • Repeat epilepsy surgeries

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology

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    Nakayama, T., Otsuki, T., Kaneko, Y., Nakama, H., Kaido, T., Otsubo, H., Nakagawa, E., Sasaki, M., & Sugai, K. (2009). Repeat magnetoencephalography and surgeries to eliminate atonic seizures of non-lesional frontal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 84(2-3), 263-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.02.009