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Epilepsy Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 204693, 18 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/204693
Review Article

Role of Electroencephalography in Presurgical Evaluation of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

1Department of Neurology, Vikram Hospital, Bangalore 560052, India
2Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Medical Imaging, Medical Biophysics, and Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5A5

Received 5 September 2011; Revised 18 January 2012; Accepted 28 June 2012

Academic Editor: Warren T. Blume

Copyright © 2012 Seetharam Raghavendra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Surgery remains a therapeutic option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Comprehensive presurgical evaluation includes electroencephalography (EEG) and video EEG in identifying patients who are likely to benefit from surgery. Here, we discuss in detail the utility of EEG in presurgical evaluation of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy along with illustrative cases.