Stereoelectroencephalography in pediatric epilepsy surgery

Samuel B. Tomlinson, Vivek P. Buch, Dallas Armstrong, Benjamin C. Kennedy

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Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is an invasive technique used during the surgical management of medically refractory epilepsy. The utility of SEEG rests in its ability to survey the three-dimensional organization of the epileptogenic zone as well as nearby eloquent cortices. Once concentrated to specialized centers in Europe and Canada, the SEEG methodology has gained worldwide popularity due to its favorable morbidity profile, superior coverage of deep structures, and ability to perform multilobar explorations without the need for craniotomy. This rapid shift in practice represents both a challenge and an opportunity for pediatric neurosurgeons familiar with the subdural grid approach. The purpose of this review is to discuss the indications, technique, and safety of long-term SEEG monitoring in children. In addition to reviewing the conceptual and technical points of the diagnostic evaluation, attention will also be given to SEEG-based interventions (e.g., radiofrequency thermo-coagulation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-312
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Pediatrics
  • Stereoelectroencephalography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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