Non-Substrate-Directed Partial Epilepsy

Korwyn Williams, Katherine H. Noe

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Classification of seizure type and epilepsy syndrome - determining prognosis and treatment
  • Genetic, or IPE syndromes - idiopathic focal epilepsies, demonstrating complex inheritance patterns, with mutifactorial genetic and environmental influences
  • Localization-related epilepsy - more common than generalized epilepsy, prognosis for seizure control and remission variable
  • MRI lesion resection, and postoperative seizure freedom - in about seventy percent of refractory epilepsy patients
  • Medically refractory epilepsy, and good surgical outcome - structural abnormality detection, with complete resection
  • Non-substrate-directed partial epilepsy
  • Partial epilepsy, and underlying CNS structural lesion or disorders
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) - noninvasive technology, for cerebral metabolism evaluation using different ligands
  • Seizures in two-thirds of those with epilepsy - well controlled with medical therapy
  • Selected idiopathic partial epilepsy syndromes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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