Archived AES Symposia 2008
Spanish Symposium: Malformations of Cortical Development: Pathogenesis, Neuroimaging, Clinical Spectrum and Treatment
Program Length: 1 hrs 31 min
This symposium will explore the pathogenesis and types of cortical malformations, their clinical presentations, neuroimaging characteristics and therapeutic approaches. The information will be presented within the context of representative clinical cases and will conclude with a round table discussion to promote debate and facilitate attendee participation.
- In patients with partial epilepsy, determine when a cortical malformation is the cause of epilepsy so that an appropriate treatment can be selected
- In patients with suspected cortical malformations, select the imaging techniques with the highest yield to detect and define the cortical anomaly
- In patients with refractory epilepsy due to cortical malformations, determine suitability for non-medical therapeutic options including surgical resection and stimulation techniques.
This activity is intended for neurologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of children and adults with epilepsy, as well as those involved in the care of patients with other neurological diseases. The program will be presented in Spanish, thus facilitating comprehension and enhancing participation of meeting attendees from Spanish-speaking countries.
Co-Chairs: Manuel Campos, M.D. and Vicente Iragui, M.D., Ph.D.
Introduction: Case Presentation
Vicente Iragui, M.D., Ph.D.
Pathogenesis and Classification
Harvey B. Sarnat, M.D., FRCPC
Imaging Malformation of Cortical Development
Ruben I. Kuzniecky, M.D.
Epilepsy in Cortical Malformations: Evaluation and Treatment Options
Ignacio Pascual-Castroviejo, M.D.
Roundtable: Case Presentations and Discussion of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options
Manuel Campos, M.D., Faculty and Participants
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.