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ictal

 [ik´tal]
pertaining to, characterized by, or due to a stroke or an acute epileptic seizure.

ic·tal

(ik'tăl),
Relating to or caused by a stroke or seizure.
[L. ictus, a stroke]

ictal

/ic·tal/ (ik´t'l) pertaining to, marked by, or due to a stroke or an acute epileptic seizure.

ictal

[ik′təl]
Etymology: Gk, ikteros, jaundice
pertaining to a sudden acute onset, as convulsions of an epileptic seizure.

ictal

adjective Referring to the period of a seizure or seizure-like attack

ic·tal

(ik'tăl)
Relating to or caused by a stroke or seizure.
[L. ictus, a stroke]

ic·tal

(ik'tăl)
Relating to or caused by a stroke or seizure.
[L. ictus, a stroke]

ictal

pertaining to, characterized by an acute epileptic seizure.
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Seizure localization, cortical propagation and subcortical activation pathways using ictal SPECT.
Interictal psychopathology in patients with ictal fear: A quantitative investigation.
In addition to the clinical aspects considered above, there are some other issues that can help in the differentiation of these two ictal events.
This method of ictal brain SPECT testing is cost effective and sensitive in the identification of presurgical localization of seizure focus in children (Kottamasu, 1997, p.
The ictal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan is used as a diagnostic tool for the surgical treatment of epilepsy patients.
Before the patient is offered the procedure several factors need to be weighed, including the nature of the seizures, ictal or interictal behavior which may be difficult to control, and the degree of cooperation which can be expected from the patient.
Steps should be taken to manage any patient prone to pulling off scalp electrodes during seizures or the post ictal period.
Auditory ictal events have been produced by stimulation of the lateral superior temporal lobe, specifically in the transverse gyrus of Heschl.
Specifically, prior research in patients with MTLE lias shown that autonomic reflexes during the ictal phase of a seizure may evoke cardiac rhythm changes in 92% of patients (Koseoglu, Kucuk, Arman, & Ersoy, 2009).
Since epileptogenic spikes last just milliseconds, only very frequent ictal activity or longstanding interictal activity might be localized with fMRI.
Also, spatiotemporal changes in preictal spike activity in human temporal lobe epilepsy [2] revealed that the degree of bilateral interdependence in medial temporal lobe spike activity increased prior to onset of a seizure, thus indicating that spikes may herald the interictal to ictal transition.
VAN PAESSCHEN, Canonical decomposition of ictal EEG reliably detects the seizure onset zone, Neuroimage, 37 (2007), pp.