epileptogenic zone


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zone

 [zōn]
an encircling region or area; by extension, any area with specific characteristics or boundary.
ciliary zone the outer of the two regions into which the anterior surface of the iris is divided by the collarette.
comfort zone an environmental temperature between 13 and 21°C (55 and 70°F) with a humidity of 30 to 55 per cent.
epileptogenic zone an area, stimulation of which may provoke an epileptic seizure.
erogenous zone (erotogenic zone) in psychoanalytic theory, an area of the body through which the libido expresses itself and which is therefore susceptible to erotic excitation upon stimulation; the primary sites are the oral, anal, and genital regions, but the other body orifices, breasts, and skin are also included.
zone of partial preservation in spinal cord injury, an area of only partial damage that may include up to three consecutive spinal segments caudal to the level of the injury.
pupillary zone the inner of the two regions into which the anterior surface of the iris is divided by the collarette.
transition zone (transitional zone) any anatomical region that marks the point at which the constituents of a structure change from one type to another; for example, the circle in the equator of the ocular lens in which epithelial fibers are developed into lens fibers, or the zone (anocutaneous line) that marks the junction of stratified squamous epithelium with columnar epithelium.

ep·i·lep·to·gen·ic zone

a cortical region that on stimulation reproduces the patient's spontaneous seizure or aura.

epileptogenic zone

Neurology A region of the brain which is more susceptible to seizures

ep·i·lep·to·gen·ic zone

(ep'i-lep-tō-jen'ik zōn)
A cortical region that on stimulation reproduces the patient's spontaneous seizure or aura.

ep·i·lep·to·gen·ic zone

(ep'i-lep-tō-jen'ik zōn)
Cortical region that on stimulation reproduces the patient's spontaneous seizure or aura.
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Gnatkovsky et al., "Localization of epileptogenic zone on pre-surgical intracranial eeg recordings: toward a validation of quantitative signal analysis approaches," Brain Topography, vol.
Given the description of her seizures and the result of her noninvasive evaluation, it was felt that an intracranial grid study would be necessary to determine whether the epileptogenic zone was in the region of the angioma.
The gold standard for localizing the epileptogenic zone in patients with medically intractable epilepsy is through intracranial monitoring--that is, monitoring with electrodes placed directly on the brain.
Dual pathology [sup][23] (cavernoma + hippocampal sclerosis), which means the coexistence of hippocampal sclerosis with extra-hippocampal lesion, Recurrent seizures can cause hippocampal sclerosis constantly and thus generate a new epileptogenic zone in the mesial part of temporal lobe.
These test results, taken together, can provide a "congruent" picture that identifies the epileptogenic zone (seizure focus) in the brain.
These children then returned for staged epilepsy surgery, where grids and strips were used to define their epileptogenic zones, and the seizure focus was removed with better seizure control, improvement in cognitive and motor skills, and a brighter future.