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Chapter 15 - Scalp Video-EEG Monitoring

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 October 2019

Vibhangini S. Wasade
Henry Ford Medical Group HFHS, Michigan
Marianna V. Spanaki
Wayne State University, Michigan
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The initial evaluation of patients presenting with a seizure includes obtaining a detailed history of the event, a thorough physical examination, identifying risk factors for seizure occurrence, and the use of ancillary tests that help establish the diagnosis, namely laboratory tests, an electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging. In certain cases a lumbar puncture may also be indicated.

Understanding Epilepsy
A Study Guide for the Boards
, pp. 290 - 303
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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