What is the role of EEG in the workup of adult-onset epilepsies?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A majority of adult-onset epilepsies are focal epilepsies, such as temporal, frontal, occipital, or poorly localized extra-temporal (such as parietal) lobe epilepsy. EEG is a helpful tool in clarifying localization of seizure onset, in combination with clinical semiology and in some cases imaging modalities.


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