Dorsolateral frontal lobe epilepsy

Ricky W. Lee, Greg A. Worrell

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Abstract

Dorsolateral frontal lobe seizures often present as a diagnostic challenge. The diverse semiologies may not produce lateralizing or localizing signs and can appear bizarre and suggest psychogenic events. Unfortunately, scalp electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often unsatisfactory. It is not uncommon that these traditional diagnostic studies are either unhelpful or even misleading. In some cases, SPECT and positron emission tomography imaging can be an effective tool to identify the origin of seizures. However, these techniques and other emerging techniques all have limitations, and new approaches are needed to improve source localization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • EEG
  • frontal lobe epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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