Foramen ovale electrodes in the evaluation of epilepsy surgery: Conventional and unconventional uses

Ioannis Karakis, Naymee Velez-Ruiz, Jay S. Pathmanathan, Sameer A. Sheth, Emad N. Eskandar, Andrew J. Cole

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Abstract

Foramen ovale (FO) electrodes have been used in the evaluation of epilepsy surgery for more than 25. years. Their traditional application was in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Due in part to advances in neuroimaging, their use has declined. We describe our cumulative experience with FO electrodes and use examples to illustrate a range of indications for FO recordings that extend beyond their conventional utility for mesial temporal lobe cases. We also summarize the pros and cons of FO electrodes implantation and attempt to reestablish their utility in presurgical evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Foramen ovale electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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