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Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery
The MNI Approach

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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107007499

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  • Surgical Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery presents the operative procedures used in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in a practical, clinically relevant manner. Founded by pioneering neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield, the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) is a leading global centre of epilepsy surgery and this volume reflects the Institute's approach, combining traditional techniques with modern neuronavigation based approaches. There is an emphasis on mastering the important trilogy of topographic, vascular and functional anatomy of the brain. The basic anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying epilepsy are presented in a practical manner, along with the clinical seizure evaluation that leads to a surgical hypothesis. The consultation skills and investigations necessary for appropriate patient selection are discussed, as well as pitfalls and the avoidance of complications. This is an invaluable resource not only for neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents and fellows in epilepsy surgery, but also for neurologists, and others who provide medical care for patients with intractable epilepsy.

    • Combines the MNI approach with modern approaches to epilepsy surgery in an integrated clinical way
    • Covers evaluation and selection of patients for epilepsy surgery, including history-taking and investigations
    • Includes step-by-step details of the operative procedures used in epilepsy surgery
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    "This book is an important contribution to the current knowledge database on epilepsy surgery. In it the authors emphasize the importance of accurate examination, and thorough collection and analysis of data on candidates before they are chosen for epilepsy surgery. They also demonstrate and instruct you on correct operating procedures. This is an outstanding work."
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107007499
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 194 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 139 b/w illus. 229 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. History of epilepsy surgery
    2. The search of the epileptic focus: investigation of the surgical candidate
    3. Surgical anatomy
    4. Neuronavigation and preoperative brain mapping
    5. Stereoelectroencephalography (stereotactic intracranial recording)
    6. Anaesthesia and awake procedure
    7. Preoperative cortical mapping
    8. Endopial resection (intervascular endopial gyral emptying)
    9. Surgery of temporal lobe epilepsy: cortico-amygdalo-hippocampectomy
    10. Surgery of temporal lobe epilepsy: transcortical selective amygdalo-hippocampectomy
    11. Surgery of central area epilepsy
    12. Surgery of frontal lobe epilepsy
    13. Surgery of parietal lobe epilepsy
    14. Surgery of insular lobe epilepsy
    15. Surgery of occipital lobe epilepsy
    16. Hemispherectomy
    17. Callosotomy
    18. Epilepsy and brain tumours
    19. Surgical treatment of cortical dysplasias
    20. Reoperations in failed epilepsy surgery
    21. Alternate procedures
    22. Complications of epilepsy surgery
    23. Quality of life after epilepsy surgery

  • Authors

    André Olivier, McGill University and Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
    André Olivier is W. Cone Professor of Neurosurgery, McGill University, and Neurosurgeon in Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute and McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada.

    Warren W. Boling, University of Louisville, Kentucky
    Warren W. Boling is Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Taner Tanriverdi, Istanbul Üniversitesi
    Taner Tanriverdi is Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Turkey.

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