Contribution of FDG-PET in Epilepsy Surgery: Consistency and Postoperative Results Compared with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalography

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Gokdemir S. , Halac M., Albayram S., Oz B. , Yeni N., Uzan M. , et al.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.25, ss.53-57, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


AIM: Surgery is a treatment option for medically intractable epilepsy patients. Abnormalities in regional cerebral glucose metabolism, as identified by 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) have predictive prognostic value in evaluating the outcome of epilepsy surgery. This study investigated the efficacy of FDG-PET for delineation of the epileptogenic zone (EZ) by comparing its consistency with other diagnostic tools and surgical outcome.