Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epileptic patients: Usefulness and safety

C. A. Tassinari, R. Michelucci, A. Forti, R. Plasmati, W. Troni, F. Salvi, M. Blanco, G. Rubboli

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Abstract

We studied 58 patients with partial or generalized epilepsy who had transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain motor regions. Short-term monitoring disclosed that the stimulation did not provoke seizures or EEG changes in any patient. Long-term follow-up disclosed that the epileptic condition was not made worse by TMS. TMS, as currently used for monitoring conduction in central motor pathways, does not induce seizures in drug-treated epileptic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1133
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume40
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Patient Safety
Seizures
Efferent Pathways
Generalized Epilepsy
Partial Epilepsy
Electroencephalography
Brain
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Safety
Usefulness
Monitoring

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Tassinari, C. A., Michelucci, R., Forti, A., Plasmati, R., Troni, W., Salvi, F., ... Rubboli, G. (1990). Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epileptic patients: Usefulness and safety. Neurology, 40(7), 1132-1133.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epileptic patients : Usefulness and safety. / Tassinari, C. A.; Michelucci, R.; Forti, A.; Plasmati, R.; Troni, W.; Salvi, F.; Blanco, M.; Rubboli, G.

In: Neurology, Vol. 40, No. 7, 1990, p. 1132-1133.

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Tassinari, CA, Michelucci, R, Forti, A, Plasmati, R, Troni, W, Salvi, F, Blanco, M & Rubboli, G 1990, 'Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epileptic patients: Usefulness and safety', Neurology, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 1132-1133.
Tassinari, C. A. ; Michelucci, R. ; Forti, A. ; Plasmati, R. ; Troni, W. ; Salvi, F. ; Blanco, M. ; Rubboli, G. / Transcranial magnetic stimulation in epileptic patients : Usefulness and safety. In: Neurology. 1990 ; Vol. 40, No. 7. pp. 1132-1133.
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