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The Irritative Zone and Seizure Onset Zone in Acute ECOG: The Quest for Relevant Epileptogenic Tissue 

The Irritative Zone and Seizure Onset Zone in Acute ECOG: The Quest for Relevant Epileptogenic Tissue
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The Irritative Zone and Seizure Onset Zone in Acute ECOG: The Quest for Relevant Epileptogenic Tissue
Author(s):

André Palmini

, and Eliseu Paglioli

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198714668.003.0010
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date: 23 October 2019

Acute intraoperative electrocorticography (ECoG) is a time-honoured technique to identify the relevant epileptogenic tissue (RET) and hence guide cortical resection to control medically refractory seizures. ECoG identifies the RET through careful analysis of pattern, morphology, frequency, and localization of interictal spikes recorded directly from the exposed cortical surface. Because the development and dissemination of chronic intracranial EEG recording techniques has put emphasis on ictal recordings (thus defining an ictal onset zone), acute ECoG is often considered unnecessary in surgical planning. The chapter describes limitations and advantages of acute ECoG to define the RET in comparison with more costly and risky procedures, particularly subdural grid and SEEG recording. Specifically, it shows how the integration of lesion type and sequentially recorded ECoG spikes during operation may provide a highly cost-effective approach to successful epilepsy surgery.

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