Patients who suffer from or are suspected to have seizures will receive appropriate advice in order to reduce the risk of seizures including treatment and consultation services by a medical specialist.
“Epileptogenic lesion” is an area of tissue damage in the brain that results in epileptic seizures. Methods that can detect this lesion and assist doctor with diagnostic are:-
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) is the test that is used to assess possible seizures. It detects brain electrical activity using small, metal discs called electrodes that are attached to patient’s scalp. Brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active while Epileptic patients lay down with their closed eyes for 20-30 minutes. The EEG records brainwave activity and detects lesions on the brain cortex that could release irregular brain signals and which are the source of epilepsy.
- Video EEG Monitoring
Brain waves are recorded while the patient is experiencing a seizure. Video EEG Monitoring provides more-accurate diagnostics compared to normal EEG.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
This is the most advanced brain scanning technology currently available. It can detect abnormalities from tiny marks such as scar, small tumors or congenital brain defects.
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