Both authors contributed equally.
Radiofrequency lesioning for epileptogenic periventricular nodular heterotopia: A rational approach
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2011
Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2011 International League Against Epilepsy
Volume 52, Issue 9, pages e101–e105, September 2011
How to Cite
Schmitt, F. C., Voges, J., Buentjen, L., Woermann, F., Pannek, H. W., Skalej, M., Heinze, H.-J. and Ebner, A. (2011), Radiofrequency lesioning for epileptogenic periventricular nodular heterotopia: A rational approach. Epilepsia, 52: e101–e105. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03116.x
- Issue published online: 7 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2011
- Accepted April 4, 2011.
- Epilepsy surgery;
Periventricular nodular heterotopias (PNHs) are frequently associated with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. They are considered part of a dysfunctional network, connected to the overlying cortex. Therefore, removal of the PNHs and additional cortectomy or lobectomy seem to be essential for significant and long-lasting seizure reduction. These procedures, however, can have considerable limitations, especially in patients with functional eloquent cortex adjacent to the PNH. Alternatively, stereotactic neurosurgery can reduce the surgical trauma. Presented is a 56-year-old man who became seizure-free after stereotactically guided radiofrequency lesioning of a solitary PNH.