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Invasive Studies of Sensorimotor Cortex Epilepsy 

Invasive Studies of Sensorimotor Cortex Epilepsy
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Invasive Studies of Sensorimotor Cortex Epilepsy
Author(s):

Jonathan Edwards

, Ekrem Kutluay

, and William A. Vandergrift

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198714668.003.0029
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date: 19 August 2019

Intracranial exploration of the sensorimotor cortex exemplifies the balance of preserving function while optimizing the surgical quest for seizure freedom. While surgical intervention in the sensorimotor region is certainly a ‘high-stakes’ undertaking, positive results can be obtained for carefully selected patients. In this chapter, the clinical features of sensorimotor epilepsy are reviewed and the anatomy of this critical functional region is described. The intrinsic rhythms that are commonly seen on intracranial sensorimotor recordings are also discussed. A description of sensorimotor mapping techniques and findings is followed by a discussion of special surgical considerations for patients with sensorimotor cortex epilepsy.

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