focal epilepsy


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fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by focal seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.

focal epilepsy

n.
An epileptic condition in which disturbance in a localized area of cerebral function causes focal seizures.

focal epilepsy

Neurology A seizure disorder arising from a specific population of neurons, often in a background of a tumor or scar from recent injury; FE may be triggered through a kindling reaction. See Seizures.

fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

(fō'kăl ep'i-lep'sē)
Epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by localized seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.
Synonym(s): localization-related epilepsy (2) .
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Single-neuron dynamics in human focal epilepsy," Nature Neuroscience, vol.
She concluded that the overall study results suggest that levetiracetam and oxcarbazepine "'are very good first-line agents for new diagnosis of focal epilepsy in children" and emphasized that a randomized trial is warranted to confirm the findings.
The results of the study demonstrate the importance of screening children with benign focal epilepsy for psychological and other cognitive problems, Dr.
Some epileptic syndromes such as benign focal epilepsy of childhood (Kotalgal & Rothner, 1993) and true absence seizures (Pearl & Holmes, 1993) tend to remit over time, allowing the child to become seizure free.
We investigated identical patient groups, namely, focal epilepsy of unknown cause and mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) 3 years ago, and published our results of 81 patients (2).
Mutations of this gene are found in a wide spectrum of focal epilepsy syndromes, with or without cortical malformations.
Ictal and interictal high frequency oscillations in patients with focal epilepsy.
Physicians determine the focus by visual inspection of the EEG (typically in 10 sec segments) seeking focal epilepsy characteristics such as interictal epileptiform discharges and seizure origination brain sites.
This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of MRI in detection, localization and characterization of the structural epileptogenic abnormalities in focal epilepsy.
Rasmussen's Syndrome is a difficult to control focal epilepsy associated with inflammation, progressive cognitive decline and atrophy of one hemisphere of the brain.
Epilepsy surgery outcome in coexisting symptomatic refractory focal epilepsy and benign focal epilepsy of childhood.