Archived AES Symposia 2007
Pediatric State of the Art Symposium: Strategic Approaches to Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Program Length: 1 hrs 47 min
This symposium will address the tactics for identifying pediatric epilepsy surgery candidates and developing the plan for surgical intervention. Faculty will address worldwide variations in surgical strategy; the influence of lesion timing and pathology; defining the epileptogenic zone when MRI is normal; and approach to the child with multiple lesions.
- Considering the different strategies applied, worldwide, in pediatric epilepsy surgery, choose the appropriate surgery plan for the patient
- When identifying candidates for pediatric epilepsy surgery and deciding on a strategy for care, appreciate the influence of lesion timing and pathology on patient outcomes
- When the MRI is normal in children with refractory epilepsy, define the epileptogenic zone for resection in order to effect positive surgical outcomes
- For a child with refractory epilepsy and multiple lesions on MRI, develop a surgical approach that results in positive patient outcomes.
Adult and pediatric neurologists and epileptologists, epilepsy fellows, epilepsy nurses, EEG technologists, and pharmacists
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Elaine Wyllie, M.D
Worldwide Variations in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgical Practice
J Cross, M.D., Ph.D
Influence of Lesion Timing and Type on Identification of Surgery Candidates
Elaine Wyllie, M.D
Influence of Functional Plasticity and Lesion Type on Drawing the Surgery Map
Gary Mathern, M.D
Defining the Epileptogenic Zone When MRI Is Normal: Noninvasive Evaluation
William Gaillard, M.D
Defining the Epileptogenic Zone When MRI Is Normal: Invasive Evaluation
Michael Duchowny, M.D
Surgical Approach to the Child with Epilepsy and Multiple Lesions on MRI
A Harvey, M.D
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.