Journal article

Brainwaves beyond diagnosis: Wider applications of electroencephalography in idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Udaya Seneviratne, Mark Cook, Wendyl D'Souza

EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Electroencephalography (EEG) has long been used as a versatile and noninvasive diagnostic tool in epilepsy. With the advent of digital EEG, more advanced applications of EEG have emerged. Compared with technologically advanced practice in focal epilepsies, the utilization of EEG in idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) has been lagging, often restricted to a simple diagnostic tool. In this narrative review, we provide an overview of broader applications of EEG beyond this narrow scope, discussing how the current clinical and research applications of EEG may potentially be extended to IGE. The current literature, although limited, suggests that EEG can be used in syndromic classification, gui..

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