Journal article

Cortical/subcortical BOLD changes associated with epileptic discharges - An EEG-fMRI study at 3 T

P Federico, JS Archer, DF Abbott, GD Jackson

NEUROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malformations of cortical development have characteristic interictal discharges, yet the mechanisms of generation of these discharges are not known in humans. Interictal discharges in malformations of cortical development were studied with EEG-fMRI. METHODS: Six subjects with malformations of cortical development and seizures were studied using spike-triggered fMRI at 3 T. The blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal changes associated with interictal discharges were measured. RESULTS: All subjects showed spike-related BOLD signal changes. In four subjects, the signal increases were seen in the lesion, and in four subjects, decreases were seen surrounding the lesion. Five subje..

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