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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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Long-term efficacy and safety of thalamic stimulation for drug-resistant partial epilepsy. Neurology 2015;84:1017-25.
Guo et al., "Disrupted functional brain connectivity in partial epilepsy: a resting-state fMRI study," PLoS ONE, vol.
A rare condition MIGRATING partial epilepsy in infancy is a rare condition.
Long-term follow-up of patients with benign partial epilepsy in infancy.
However, studies of epilepsy surgery in adults with medically refractory partial epilepsy have shown that the rates of sudden, unexplained death are substantially lower among those who become seizure free after surgery than among those who do not, suggesting that the risk is potentially modifiable," they added.
Surgery is most commonly used to treat partial epilepsy. Other types of seizures that are treated with surgery include seizures that begin as partial seizures before spreading to the rest of the brain and unilateral multifocal epilepsy with infantile hemiplegia (such as Rasmussen's encephalitis).
Children who have intractable partial epilepsy, about 30% of children with seizure disorders (Nadkarni et al., 2005), often undergo evaluation with long-term video EEG monitoring.
Jette and her colleagues used the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method, in which they performed systematic literature reviews on the epidemiology and natural history of drug-resistant epilepsy, the cost and utilization of surgery, and outcomes of surgery for partial epilepsy.
London, August 24 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say that a form of partial epilepsy, which is associated with auditory and other sensory hallucinations, may result from the disruption of brain development during early childhood.
The specialist said there is general and partial epilepsy: the former affects the entire body while the latter only attacks parts of the body or functions, like speech.