Positron emission tomography in pediatric epilepsy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PET is an additional tool in the armamentarium to provide improved care to children and infants with epilepsy. It provides important lateralizing information noninvasively, thus avoiding the need for depth or subdural electrodes in most instances. It can be invaluable when CT and MR imaging do not show a structural lesion. When it corresponds to an EEG focus of epileptogenicity, intraoperative electrocorticography may be used to delineate further the extent of surgical resection, often with impressive reduction in the seizure frequency postoperatively. As PET technology continues to improve, the clinical role of PET in the future will undoubtedly continue to grow.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cummings, TJ; Chugani, DC; Chugani, HT

Published Date

  • July 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 472

PubMed ID

  • 7670320

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-3680


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States