Localization of seizure foci: Pitfalls and caveats

Prasanna Jayakar, Michael Duchowny, Trevor J. Resnick, Luis A. Alvarez

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The pitfalls and difficulties in accurately localizing seizure foci are reviewed. Basic issues regarding modeling, volume conduction, inhomogeneities, and corticocortical propagation are discussed, and the limitations of scalp and intracranial recordings are outlined. The ambiguities in interpreting patterns and their significance are highlighted with a concluding commentary on pitfalls in defining the epileptogenic region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-431
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Caveats
  • Localization
  • Pitfalls
  • Seizure focus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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