Epilepsy and the Corpus Callosum 2

  • Alexander G. Reeves
  • David W. Roberts

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Corpus Callosum Organization and Development

  3. Experimental Epilepsy

  4. Clinical Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Peter D. Williamson
      Pages 123-135
    3. John R. Gates
      Pages 137-144
    4. Susan S. Spencer, Dennis D. Spencer
      Pages 145-152
    5. S. J. Purves, J. A. Wada, W. B. Woodhurst
      Pages 175-182

About this book

Introduction

In August of 1991, a second Dartmouth International Workshop on the corpus callosum was convened to share and discuss the progress that had been made over the decade that had passed following the first workshop. A nucleus of basic and clinical scientists came together to discuss their work and the work of others in a field that has been broadened clinically by the addition of many new centers throughout the world that are now performing corpus callosotomy for intractable epilepsy. This text was stimulated by the participants' presentations and associated fertile discussions. It is compiled from the conference and subsequent studies. It reflects, both at the basic and clinical level, an important and expanding field of neural science endeavor. In keeping with the present and rapidly expanding field of outcomes assessment, callosotomy is again evaluated in light of a further decade of surgery and follow-up. Callosotomy continues to be a useful, palliative procedure and the indications for its use have been better established. The basic science section is a supplement to the first edition and elaborates progress in both new data and ideas. The section on experimental epilepsy models adds further support to the clinical rationale for callosotomy. Perhaps of greater importance is the contribution of experimental models to our understanding of the propagation of seizure activity. The section on the neuropsychology of the split brain patient demonstrates the continuing major contributions to the understanding of brain and behavior that pour forth from this cornucopia.

Keywords

behavior brain cortex electroencephalography (EEG) epilepsy forebrain neuropsychology psychology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander G. Reeves
    • 1
  • David W. Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of NeurologyDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1427-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1429-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1427-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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