Chapter 1. Collaborative Planning in Epilepsy Surgery, Selected From Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery, 2e, Gordon H. Baltuch and Arthur Cukiert, 2020

Operative Techniques In Epilepsy Surgery

Source: Baltuch G, Cukiert A, ed. Operative Techniques In Epilepsy Surgery. 2nd Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-161158

The planning of stereotactic electrode implantation for epilepsy treatment involves the manipulation of complex patient multimodal information by a collaborative multidisciplinary team. This requires a workflow in which patient data and stereotactic electrode information are shared back and forth between epileptologists and neurosurgeons in order to progressively refine the trajectories.

Case: Anoxic Brain Injury

A 59-year-old man presents to the emergency department with acute onset of impaired speech and right-sided weakness. He has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It originates from the L4–S3 nerve roots, exits the pelvis through the sciatic notch covered by the piriformis and gluteus maximus muscles, and courses between the hamstring muscles of the posterior thigh.


Exposure of the Sciatic Nerve Ⓐ. In: Nader R, Berta S, Gragnanielllo C et al., ed. Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade. Spine and Peripheral Nerves.. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2014. doi:10.1055/b-006-160901
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