Cerebral Tumors

  • Marianna Brienza
  • Patrizia Pulitano
  • Oriano MecarelliEmail author


EEG is an important diagnostic tool in cerebral tumors, useful to identify tumor-related ictal and interictal epileptiform abnormalities or slowings, to monitor antiepileptic treatment, and to address surgery. In this chapter, we will discuss the general and specific characteristics of EEG in different cerebral tumors, with distinction among the sites and types of lesion. Some considerations about the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the EEG abnormalities and the EEG characteristics after surgery will also be decribed .


Cerebral tumors DNET Hypothalamic hamartoma Dual pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianna Brienza
    • 1
  • Patrizia Pulitano
    • 2
  • Oriano Mecarelli
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Human NeurosciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico Umberto IRomeItaly

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