Advances in the Surgical Management of Epilepsy

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 June 2024 | Viewed by 62

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Saadi Ghatan
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Guest Editor
Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY 10029, USA
Interests: epilepsy; pediatric neurosurgery; surgical treatment; vascular malformations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, various surgical approaches have been refined to target the specific regions of the brain responsible for seizure activity, thereby revolutionizing the treatment options for patients with the neurological disorder of epilepsy. These include resective surgeries, such as temporal lobectomy and focal cortical resections, as well as neuromodulatory procedures such as vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. Advancements in neuroimaging techniques, such as functional MRI and PET scans, have improved the localization of epileptic foci, enabling more precise surgical planning. Additionally, the emergence of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring has enhanced the safety and accuracy of surgical interventions, minimizing the risk of postoperative complications.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for scholars to share their valuable insights into the current understanding of the surgical management of epilepsy. We invite submissions of both original research articles and reviews.

Dr. Saadi Ghatan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • epilepsy
  • surgical management
  • vagus nerve stimulation
  • temporal lobectomy
  • focal cortical resections

Published Papers

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