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The presence of short and sharp MEG spikes implies focal cortical dysplasia.

Epilepsy Res 2015 Aug 12;114:141-6. Epub 2015 May 12.

Department of Pediatrics, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15 West 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study focused on the characteristic needle-like epileptic spikes of short duration and steep shape seen on magnetoencephalography (MEG) in patients diagnosed with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) morphologically. We aimed to validate the analysis of MEG spike morphology as a noninvasive method of identifying the presence and location of FCD.

Methods: MEG was collected by 204-channel helmet-shaped gradiometers. Read More

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A review of electroencephalograms done at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.

East Afr Med J 2008 Feb;85(2):92-7

Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, P. O. Box 19624-00202, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Electroencephalogram based studies done elsewhere suggest that epileptiform activity originates predominantly from the left cortical hemisphere. There is evidence that partial epilepsies (focal spike and wave epileptiform discharges on tracings) connotes focal; secondary structural cortical dysfunction. Studies seeking similar findings have not been done locally. Read More

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February 2008

Epileptogenesis of human limbic neurons in psychomotor epileptics.

Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 1976 Mar;40(3):225-43

Different stages of epileptogenesis of neurons in deep temporal lobe structures have been studied with fine wire microelectrodes chronically implanted in patients with drug-refractory psychomotor epilepsy. The interictal firing patterns of single neurons ipsilateral to the focus (identified by EEG seizure onset and/or neuropathology studies and seizure reduction following anterior temporal lobectomy) often exhibited burst when contralateral neurons did not. The intraburst sequence of action potentials was not organized or reliable except in one focal hippocampal neuron. Read More

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