Introduction: Epilepsy

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Epilepsy care - beginnings of observation and recognition
  • Epilepsy care, and Dr. C. Mayo (Mayo Clinic) - seizures, diagnostic symptoms of neurological diseases, recognition of neurosurgery effect on seizure tendency
  • Epilepsy care, and Jackson's work - cerebral cortex, seizure onset site and ictal behavior correlated with region of functional anatomy
  • Epilepsy, the most commonly - recognized and distinct neurological disorders
  • Focal or lateralized neurological abnormality - and region of hemisphere of seizure onset
  • Galen, outstanding physician of Greek origin, 129 AD - influenced by Hippocrates teachings
  • Jacksonand colleagues' efforts - neurology and neurosurgery in intractable epilepsy
  • MRI, pivotal - in identification of structural abnormalities, performance of intraoperative imaging in guiding surgical procedures
  • Mayo Clinic (1973), first institution in United States - installation of x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Resection of lesional pathology - rendering the patient, seizure-free

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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