CIRAS
 
Advancing Neurosurgery

Epilepsy

"Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries." - World Health Organization




Although the first detailed description of "epilepsy" is more than 3000 years old, multiple aspects of the disease remain unexplained. While it is now known that there is no such thing as "the epilepsy", but that epilepsies are network disorders with sometimes very different manifestations, the exact circuitry of these networks is not completely understood yet.

In our projects we investigate the networks of different forms of epilepsy using stereoelectroencephalography and connectivity analyses:

Machetanz K, Grimm F, Wuttke TV, Kegele J, Lerche H, Tatagiba M, Rona S, Gharabaghi A, Honegger J, Naros G. Frame-based and robot-assisted insular stereo-electroencephalography via an anterior or posterior oblique approach. J Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 30:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2020.10.JNS201843. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33930861.