Parietal lobe epilepsy

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There are few reports of patients with parietal lobe epilepsy. One of the largest series, from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), reported that patients with epileptogenic areas in the parietal cortex behind the postcentral gyrus comprised 6% of patients with refractory focal epilepsy treated surgically at the MNI between 1929 and 1988. Since then several other institutions have reported their experience with the evaluation and treatment of patients with parietal lobe epilepsy. This chapter reviews the functional anatomy of the parietal lobe, electroclinical manifestations and surgical outcome of parietal lobe epilepsy, and recent advances in the evaluation of patients with refractory focal epilepsy

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Parietal Lobe
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780444636225
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)0072-9752
ISSN (Electronic)2212-4152


  • outcome
  • parietal epilepsy
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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    Salanova, V. (2018). Parietal lobe epilepsy. In The Parietal Lobe (pp. 413-425). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 151). Elsevier B.V..