John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Investigation of paediatric occipital epilepsy using stereo-EEG reveals a better surgical outcome than in adults, especially when the supracalcarine area is affected Volume 20, numéro 5, October 2018


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1 Colentina Clinical Hospital, Neurology Department, Bucharest, Romania
2 Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rothschild Foundation Hospital, Paris
3 Neurosurgery Department, CHU Rennes, Rennes
4 Neurology Department, CHU Rennes, Rennes, France
* Correspondence: Mathilde Chipaux Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rothschild Foundation Hospital, Paris, France
  • Mots-clés : occipital epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, paediatrics, invasive EEG, stereo-EEG
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2018.1000
  • Page(s) : 346-63
  • Année de parution : 2018


Occipital epilepsy is the least common among surgical series because: (1) the location makes it hard to asses by EEG; (2) the seizure semiology often reflects propagation; and (3) surgery entails a high risk of neurological deficits. In children, subjective symptoms are harder to assess, adding to the difficulty of a proper diagnosis.