Focal megalencephaly: intraoperative ultrasound imaging in epilepsy surgery


Baskan O., Silav G., Demirci S., Canoz O., Turanli G., Elmaci I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, vol.42, no.1, pp.127-131, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10396-014-0569-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-131

Abstract

Hemimegalencephaly is a rare neuronal migration disorder that can be defined as abnormal neural and glial proliferation localized to all or part of a cerebral hemisphere. Most patients demonstrate intractable epilepsy, with early onset before 1 year of age. Surgical resection is one of the treatment options. In recent years, many advanced intraoperative techniques have been used for brain surgery for various pathologies. Intraoperative ultrasonography is a time-saving and noninvasive method for intraoperative imaging. In this report, we present the use of intraoperative ultrasonography in a patient with focal megalencephaly as an anatomical navigation with the functional navigation system, electrocorticography. In this report, we present the use of intraoperative ultrasonography in a patient with focal megalencephaly as an anatomical navigation with the functional navigation system, electrocorticography.