The Effect of Chronic Stimulation of Cerebellar Cortex on Epilepsy in Man

  • I. S. Cooper
  • I. Amin
  • S. Gilman
  • J. M. Waltz


The purpose of this report is to summarize our observations of the effects of chronic stimulation of the cerebellar cortex in 7 patients with intractable epilepsy and one patient totally incapacitated by generalized intention myoclonus. These 8 patients represent part of a series of 28 cases in whom we have attempted to utilize the inhibitory function of cerebellar cortex to achieve a therapeutic modification of motor behavior. The remaining 20 patients were incapacitated by various types of spasticity and/or rigidity. Preliminary results in this latter group have been reported separately (Cooper, Crighel, & Amin, 1973).


Cerebellar Cortex Seizure Frequency Anterior Lobe Chronic Stimulation Cerebellar Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Cooper
    • 1
  • I. Amin
    • 1
  • S. Gilman
    • 1
  • J. M. Waltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurosurgery and NeurologySt. Barnabas HospitalBronxUSA

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