Analysis of a four-year experience with depth electrodes and a two-year experience with subdural electrodes in the evaluation of ablative seizure surgery candidates

J. R. Smith, H. F. Flanigin, D. W. King, B. B. Gallagher, A. M. Murro, G. L. Holmes, K. Huh

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Chronically implanted depth and subdural electrodes have both been shown to be satisfactory means of localizing epileptogenic foci. Utilizing bilateral mesial temporal depth electrodes, we have localized mesial temporal foci in a large percentage of patients. Depth electrode investigation of a more limited number of patients with suspected extramesial temporal foci has not been as reliable in giving localizing information. We have more recently used subdural electrodes to investigate this latter category of patients, and preliminary findings suggest that this technique may be of localizing value in several subcategories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-385
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Neurophysiology
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 1987



  • Depth electrode
  • Epilepsy
  • Extramesial temporal focus
  • Mesial temporal focus
  • Subdural electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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