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European Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 493–507 | Cite as

MR contribution in surgery of epilepsy

  • L. C. Meiners
  • J. Valk
  • G. H. Jansen
  • C. W. M. van Veelen
Neuroradiology

Abstract.

The contribution of MR imaging in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy considered for surgical therapy is discussed. In this review we focus on: (a) focal abnormalities (mesial temporal sclerosis, focal migration disorders, hamartomatous lesions and low-grade tumours, phakomatosis and vascular malformations) associated with therapy-resistant partial epilepsy, requiring resective surgery; (b) abnormalities leading to generalized seizures that require more drastic surgical procedures, such as callosotomy and functional hemispherectomy; and (c) localisation of implanted depth-electrodes.

Key words: MRI Epilepsy Surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Meiners
    • 1
  • J. Valk
    • 2
  • G. H. Jansen
    • 3
  • C. W. M. van Veelen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University Hospital Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, NL-3581 PJ, The NetherlandsNL
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Hospital of the Free University of Amsterdam, The NetherlandsNL
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, University Hospital Utrecht, The NetherlandsNL
  4. 4.Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Utrecht, The NetherlandsNL

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