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Epilepsy Research and TreatmentVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 837036, 11 pages

Review Article

Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, Victoria Hospital, Commissioners Road, London, ON, Canada N6A 5W9

Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, 100 Perth Drive, London, ON, Canada N6A 5K8

Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C1

Department of Psychology, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2

Received 29 July 2011; Accepted 6 November 2011

Academic Editor: Seyed M. Mirsattari

Copyright © 2012 Sandrine de Ribaupierre et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Temporal lobe epilepsy TLE in children is a slightly different entity than TLE in adults not only because of its semiology and pathology but also because of the different approach to surgical treatment. Presurgical investigations for eloquent cortex, especially language, must take these differences into account. Most diagnostic tests were created for adults, and many of the assessment tools need to be adapted for children because they are not just small adults. This paper will highlight the specific challenges and solutions in mapping language in a pediatric population with TLE.





Author: Sandrine de Ribaupierre, An Wang, and Susan Hayman-Abello

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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