Show Summary Details
Page of

SEEG in Polymicrogyria: When and How? 

SEEG in Polymicrogyria: When and How?
SEEG in Polymicrogyria: When and How?

Louis Maillard

, and Georgia Ramantani

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 11 July 2020

Polymicrogyria (PMG) is one of the most common malformations of cortical development (MCDs), with epilepsy affecting most patients. PMG-related drug-resistant epilepsy patients can be considered for surgery in well-selected cases. In this context, a comprehensive presurgical evaluation, often including stereo electroencephalography, is warranted to accurately delineate the epileptogenic zone. The heterogeneity of intrinsic epileptogenicity in the PMG, together with the additional or predominant involvement of remote cortical areas, calls for a different strategy in PMG compared with other MCDs, one that is not predominantly MRI- but rather SEEG-oriented. Favourable results in terms of seizure freedom and antiepileptic drug cessation are feasible in a large proportion of patients with unilateral PMG. PMG extent should not exclude the possibility of epilepsy surgery. On the other hand, patients with hemispheric PMG can be excellent hemispherotomy candidates, particularly in the presence of contralateral hemiparesis. Recent findings support early consideration of surgery in PMG-related drug-resistant epilepsy.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.