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Radiosurgical treatment of epilepsy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied neurophysiology
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
1-6
Pages
400–403
Identifiers
PMID: 3939286
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Focal irradiation of epileptic foci has been performed in a group of 6 epileptic patients, of whom 2 presented with epilepsy and 4 with epileptic psychoses. The epileptic focus was localized by means of conventional scalp EEG, electrocorticography and stereoelectroencephalography. Radiosurgery was performed by coupling a stereoguide to a 60Co unit using a 10-mm diameter collimator. An estimated dose of 10 Gy was administered. Results are presented and the mechanism of action of radiation discussed.

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