Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptics

Basics, Techniques, Implications

  • Heinz Gregor Wieser
  • Christian E. Elger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Basic Considerations Relevant to Seizure Origin and Spread

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anatomical and Physiological Data

      1. O. D. Creutzfeldt, H. G. Wieser
        Pages 23-27
      2. Heinz Gregor Wieser, Christian E. Elger
        Pages 28-28
    3. Pathophysiology

    4. Potential Generation

    5. Pathology

    6. Neuropsychology

  3. Electrophysiological and Other Diagnostic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Diagnostic Tools

      1. P. Comte
        Pages 109-111
      2. N. F. De Rooij
        Pages 112-116
      3. J. Vieth
        Pages 117-128
      4. A. Kertesz, R. S. McLachlan, S. E. Black, R. L. Nicholson, T. Carr, W. T. Blume
        Pages 129-135
      5. J. Engel Jr., L. D. Cahan, W. W. Sutherling, P. H. Crandall, M. E. Phelps
        Pages 136-139
      6. Heinz Gregor Wieser, Christian E. Elger
        Pages 140-140
    3. Diagnostic Procedures

      1. C. Munari, A. T. Giallonardo, A. Musolino, P. Brunet, J. P. Chodkiewicz, J. Bancaud et al.
        Pages 141-145
      2. H. Stefan, H. G. Wieser
        Pages 146-151
      3. Heinz Gregor Wieser, Christian E. Elger
        Pages 152-153
    4. Electrophysiological Focus Localization

      1. R. M. Hess
        Pages 154-161
      2. L. F. Quesney, P. Gloor
        Pages 162-176
      3. C. E. Elger, H. G. Wieser
        Pages 177-182
      4. A. R. Wyler
        Pages 183-191
      5. H. G. Wieser
        Pages 192-204
    5. Computerized Analysis of Seizure Potentials

      1. P. Rappelsberger, H. Pockberger, H. Petsche
        Pages 215-222
      2. Heinz Gregor Wieser, Christian E. Elger
        Pages 223-224
  4. Electroclinical Semiology of the Epilepsies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. H. G. Wieser, W. Kausel
      Pages 227-248
    3. H. G. Wieser, R. U. Müller
      Pages 252-266
    4. A. V. Delgado-Escueta, B. E. Swartz, H. M. Maldonado, G. O. Walsh, R. W. Rand, E. Halgren
      Pages 267-299
    5. P. Chauvel, J. P. Vignal, C. Liegeois-Chauvel, J. P. Chodkiewicz, J. Talairach, J. Bancaud
      Pages 306-307
    6. Heinz Gregor Wieser, Christian E. Elger
      Pages 317-317
  5. The Surgical Approach: Preconditions, Rationale, Efficacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319

About these proceedings


From the 12th to the 15th September 1985 the International Symposium on Methods of Presurgical Evaluation of Epileptic Patients: Basics, Techniques, and Implications for Epileptology and Surgical Epilepsy Therapy was held in Zurich. This symposium was a consequence of the increasing recognition by Europeans, especially from Ger­ man-speaking countries, of a growing need for surgical therapy of epileptics. The main aim was to provide a venue for critical review and lively discussion of presurgical eval­ uation protocols, with special emphasis on the electrophysiological aspects, including in­ vasive techniques. To provide a necessary background, some basic aspects along with postsurgical results had to be dealt with by leading experts in the different fields of ex­ perimental and clinical epileptology and neurosurgery. It was intended to be an inter­ national but moderately scaled meeting. Finally, however, in addition to the European contingent, there were participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Korea, and the United States of America, including pioneers from the surgically active centers. This international discussion was surely facilitated by the close temporal relation­ ship to the International Congresses (XIIIth World Congress of Neurology and XVIth Epilepsy International Congress) which took place in Hamburg. And, probably most important, is the fact that the Zurich symposium was dedicated to Prof. Rudolf Hess and his lifelong devotion to epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in Switzerland, as out­ lined in the Honorary Address by his eminent colleague and personal friend, Prof. Henri Gastaut.


cognition epilepsy neurology neurosurgery surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Gregor Wieser
    • 1
  • Christian E. Elger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity HospitalZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital, University of MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71105-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71103-9
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