When is a focal cortical resection indicated in the treatment of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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A focal cortical resection (a more limited resection) is performed when the LA and, therefore, the epileptogenic region is smaller and more localized. This can be demonstrated preoperatively by localizing the area of seizure onset, either with surface EEG or ECOG (if invasive monitoring has been done), with a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging, and with intraoperative ECOG.


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