Pediatric Epilepsy surgery: Have the concepts changed?
Elaine Wyllie (Cleveland Clinic)
Elaine Wyllie, MD, Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, is a world-renowned thought leader and expert in neurology and epilepsy. She is editor of Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy, now in its sixth edition for physicians worldwide, and author of the Cleveland Clinic Guide to Epilepsy: Essential Reading for Families. Dr. Wyllie publishes and lectures worldwide on epilepsy research, and her many honors include the prestigious American Epilepsy Society Research Award and the Master Clinician Award from Cleveland Clinic. She maintains a busy practice at Cleveland Clinic caring for children with epilepsy from all over the world, and authors a blog on epilepsy for US News Health Care.
About this webinar
Ongoing goals for pediatric epilepsy surgery practice include recognizing opportunities for successful intervention in complex cases and reducing the delay to operation for best developmental outcome. This presentation will explore three pivotal concepts which can help neurologists to develop successful surgical strategies for children with severe epilepsy despite complicated features on MRI and EEG.
Recognize variations in electroclinical expression of epilepsy in children with early focal brain lesions
Appreciate opportunities for surgery in children with non-localized EEG
Detect features which may support a plan for surgery despite bilateral abnormality on MRI