By Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter
From pediatric to the aged, from contractible to refractive, epilepsy is an sickness that manifests in lots of types and throughout a number of demographics. during this interesting quantity, the writer information a couple of hundred cases the place health and wellbeing care practitioners confronted strange demanding situations in treating the disorder. All features of epilepsy are explored via those situations, from the occasionally complicated preliminary analysis to sufferer responses and therapy tools. during this best-selling brief textual content, the writer additionally provides the teachings realized from those remarkable situations. a hundred and ten confusing situations in Epilepsy comes in handy for scientific scholars, citizens and all wellbeing and fitness care practitioners, because the practices used to appreciate those circumstances may be utilized to different diagnoses in addition.
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These symptoms can also be associated with right-sided temporal lobe epilepsy. The only clue that the seizures arose from the anterior cingulate gyrus was the motor and hypermotor (complex movement) signs, which had a somewhat aggressive quality. This single clinical observation necessitated the use of interhemispheric subdural strip electrodes and, eventually, permitted the localization of the primary epileptogenic area. Secondly, this case shows that morphological lesions causing symptomatic focal epilepsy can remain undetected by MRI scans.
110 Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy by Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter