Long-term monitoring of brain tumors: When is it necessary'

Jeffrey Kennedy, Stephan U. Schuele

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Abstract

Tumors, particularly low grade glioma and glioneuronal tumors, account for 25-35% of patients who are undergoing epilepsy surgery for intractable seizures. A comprehensive epilepsy evaluation including video-electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring is useful for most of these patients, to determine the optimal extent of resection for the achievement of seizure-free outcome without causing postoperative deficits. Video-EEG monitoring for patients with brain tumor should also be considered in specific situations, such as patients with new postoperative seizures or advanced tumors with unexplained mental status change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsia
Volume54
Issue numberSUPPL. 9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Continuous EEG monitoring
  • Glioneuronal tumors
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Presurgical evaluation
  • Psychogenic seizures
  • Tumor-related epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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