By Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter
From pediatric to the aged, from contractible to refractive, epilepsy is an disease that manifests in lots of kinds and throughout more than a few demographics. during this attention-grabbing quantity, the writer info multiple hundred situations the place well-being care practitioners confronted strange demanding situations in treating the ailment. All facets of epilepsy are explored via those situations, from the occasionally complicated preliminary analysis to sufferer responses and therapy equipment. during this best-selling brief textual content, the writer additionally provides the teachings discovered from those notable instances. one hundred ten confusing situations in Epilepsy comes in handy for clinical scholars, citizens and all future health care practitioners, because the practices used to appreciate those instances will be utilized to different diagnoses in addition.
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In the present case, ictal SPECT had a great impact on our decision to proceed with surgery. The excellent concordance between ictal semiology, ictal SPECT and the lesion on MRI allowed us to perform the resection without the need for additional ictal recordings with intracranial EEG, as it is often done in adults. What did we learn from this case and how did it alter our approach to the care and treatment of our epilepsy patients? Two particular aspects of this case impressed us and have modiﬁed our approach to our patients.
John Libbey; 1992:53–65. 17 Case 6 AN INFANT WITH PARTIAL SEIZURES AND INFANTILE SPASMS Catherine Chiron and Nathalie Villeneuve History A baby girl experienced infantile spasms with hypsarrhythmia at 6 months of age. Her pregnancy and psychomotor development were normal. Spasms were stopped by vigabatrin monotherapy and the hypsarrhythmia disappeared, but a right temporal focus of spikes persisted. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was normal. The child continued to develop satisfactorily until spasms recurred on vigabatrin at 12 months of age; these spasms were associated with partial seizures.
110 Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy by Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter