Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery covers all of the latest advances in the surgical management of epilepsy. The book provides a thorough understanding of epileptogenic mechanisms in etiologically different types of epilepsy and explains neuronavigation systems. It discusses new neuroimaging techniques, new surgical strategies, and more aggressive surgical approaches in cases with catastrophic epilepsies. The contributors also analyze the improved statistics of surgical outcome in different epilepsy types.
The book follows a systematic approach to the diagnostic evaluation of patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. It first discusses the general principles of surgery, and then describes the presurgical evaluation according to the six zones (symptomatogenic, irritative, ictal onset, epileptic lesion, functional deficit, and epileptogenic zone). This series of chapters concludes with the description of the Epilepsy Surgery Management Meeting, an essential and indispensable part of the surgical evaluation.
The book next incorporates detailed discussions of the cortical mapping techniques and the numerous surgical techniques. This is followed by the post-surgical medical management and a discussion of the surgical outcome. Finally, selected case studies are presented, along with protocols for the storage and processing of brain tissue for molecular studies. This definitive textbook is an invaluable reference for neurologists, neurosurgeons, epilepsy specialists, and those interested in epilepsy and its surgical treatment.
Table of Contents
Section 1: History of Epilepsy Surgery and related fields. Section 2: Overview. Section 3: Epilepsies Remediable by Epilepsy Surgery. Section 4: Presurgical Evaluation: General Principles. Section 5: The Symptomatogenic Zone. Section 6: The Irritative Zone. Section 7: The Ictal Onset Zone. Section 8: The Epileptic Lesion. Section 9: The Functional Deficit Zone. Section 10: Presurgical Evaluation of Eloquent Cortex. Section 11: The Epileptogenic Zone. Section 12: The Patient Management Meeting. Section 13: Surgical Techniques for Placement of Intracranial Electrodes. Section 14: Cortical Mapping and Electrocorticography. Section 15: Resective Surgical Procedures for Epilepsy. Section 16: Non-resective Surgical Procedures and Electrical or Magnetic Stimulation. Section 17: Surgical Outcome. Surgical 18: Post-surgical Management. Section 19: Neuropathology and Research. Section 20: Surgical Failures: Reoperation. Section 21: Case Presentations. Section 22: Appendices.