Clinical, neurophysiological and fMRI correlations in a patient with partial symptomatic epilepsy caused by macronodular cortical heterotopy

R. Campostrini, M. Falcini, P. Palumbo, P. Piersanti, S. Lori, M. Tosetti, D. Montanaro

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Abstract

Introduction Neuroimaging gives a strong impulse to study symptomatic epilepsy. Functional MRI supplies a dynamic image of sensorimotor areas; it overlaps with classic neurophysiologic techniques and provides the possibility of good accuracy in the study of patients with sensorimotor seizures. Materials and methods We report the case of a patient with partial sensitive secondarily generalized seizures and parieto-occipital macronodular cortical heterotopy. We studied him with MRI, fMRI (BOLD technique with EPI imaging gradient recalled echo sequence), EEC and mapping of SSEPs and transcortical magnetic stimulation. Results The results of overlapping techniques show a clear correlation between lesion and instrumental data. By overlapping some noninvasive techniques, we can thus have more appropriate insight in functional and anatomical studies and further information to classify epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-341
Number of pages2
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume20
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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