In many European countries, invasive seizure registration in complex patients is principally performed by implanting subdural electrodes frequently in combination with intrahippocampal depth electrodes. These electrodes have a dual function: extra-operative registration of seizure onset and spread versus extra-operative stimulation of eloquent cortex, usually for language mapping. This approach is appropriate for patients with a supposed epileptogenic focus on the cortical surface and a well-elaborated hypothesis on where this focus may probably be localized.
By this technique, intracerebral depth electrodes can be targeted precisely, by means of framebased stereotactic or frame-less neuronavigational methods, to gray matter areas in the depth of the brain, e. As MRI techniques become more advanced and consequently more subtle malformations of cortical development MCD being detected, the indications for use of SEEG, eventually in combination with surface electrodes, will increase.
Nowadays, these conceptual differences in the preoperative workup still exist, but many epilepsy surgery working groups, including those in The Netherlands, the USA, and Germany also start using the SEEG technique next to the surface electrodes.
Epilepsy surgery in Europe: a historical review
There is a growing mondial tendency to combine these conceptually different invasive registration and stimulation techniques in the workup of epilepsy surgery candidates. Modern epileptology and epilepsy surgery in Europe started Fig. Hughlings Jackson was one of the first neurologists to suggest a causal relation between seizures and dysfunctional cortical neurons. At about the same time, Hitzig and Fritsch, in Berlin, demonstrated the cortical motor representations of the four extremities in the dog.
Penfield and Jasper introduced electrocorticography with subdural electrodes in the s in Montreal. This was followed by an introduction of these techniques in the s and s, in especially the Anglo-Saxon countries. This marked the start of a new era of invasive seizure registration. Nowadays, there is a growing tendency to use a combination of these two different implantation techniques tailored to the complexity of each patient. The introduction of the operation microscope and microsurgical instruments by well-known neurosurgeons as G. Yasargil and L. Malis — , in addition to the advent of the bipolar coagulation forceps in the s—s , led to an important step forward in microneurosurgery.
In the years after the introduction of the operation microscope, important new resection techniques in the field of epilepsy surgery developed all over the world, including selective amygdalohippocampectomy [79, ,] and functional hemispherotomy [91, , ]. From the s on, one saw an expansion in the number of epilepsy surgeries performed in Western European countries but also starting in Portugal and Spain at that time.
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In Greece, epilepsy surgery started two decades later at the end of the s. With the advent of the MRI and its technological development, tiny congenital lesions could be visualized.
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After correlating these lesions to the ictal onset zone, more sophisticated microsurgical techniques, the use of neuronavigation and intraoperative 3-T MRI, lead to the performance of epilepsy surgical procedures with high success rates. Today, a dedicated multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery working group is indispensable to establish an accurate radiological and neurophysiological diagnosis, to conceptualize the ictal onset zone, and to resect that specific part of the brain in order to obtain the highest chance for seizure freedom with the lowest risk for functional deficit.
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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Neurosurgery 49 4 — A ct a Neurochirurgica Suppl —55 Med Hist 22 3 — Schurr P Murray Alexander Falconer. Acta Neurochir 40 :1—3 Acta Neurol Scand — Arch Psychiatr Nervenkr — Stol M Epilepsy in Babylonia. The truth of this in the Netherlands is witnessed by a number of dissertations and monographs and especially by the numerous articles related to the history of surgery which have appeared in the medical weekly Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, particularly during the two decades preceding the Second World War.
The memorial volume, published in by the 'Nederlandse Vereniging voor Heelkunde' Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands has thoroughly covered the history of Dutch surgery since the tum of the century, but a chronological survey of the earlier events which led to these modem achievements is still wanting. This book has been written with a view to meeting this need. In it, Dutch surgery has by no means been taken as an isolated phenomenon, but considered in its context with European surgery as a whole. It is hoped that this approach will allow the book to exceed the narrow boundaries of'campanilismo' and make it of interest to non-Dutch readers as well.
Toon meer Toon minder. Recensie s This book is a splendid concise history of several thousand years of Western surgery Betrokkenen Auteur D. Moulin Co-auteur D. Moulin Uitgever Springer. Reviews Schrijf een review. Kies je bindwijze. Verwacht over 7 weken Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. The ultimate goal of this research is to maximize the reconstructive outcomes and quality of life while minimizing the disability caused to the donor tissue sites.
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