Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Pathologic Substrates and Causes


Richard A. Prayson, M.D. (Editor)
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, USA

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

Pharmacoresistent or medically intractable epilepsy remains a challenge for those who are involved with the care of patients who suffer from this problem.  Many of these patients have epilepsy originating in the temporal lobe.  Surgical intervention still remains a therapeutic option for many of these individuals with variable success rates.

The focus of this text is to review some of the underlying pathologic findings encountered in patients with medically intractable epilepsy who undergo the surgical resection of the epileptogenic focus. The research efforts in this arena have been considerable in recent years and have resulted in classification schemas of entities such as focal cortical dysplasia, hippocampal sclerosis and brain tumors that are being employed internationally.  The chapters in this text explore in some detail some of the more commonly encountered pathologic findings in tissues resected in this population of patients.  A review of current classification schemas and some of the limitations associated with such schemas are explored.  Among the topics that will specifically be examined in this text are the more commonly encountered etiologies including hippocampal sclerosis, the focal cortical dysplasias as well as other developmental anomalies, glioneuronal tumors and vascular lesions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Red Mud: A Brief Review on Conventional and Unconventional Techniques Used to Characterize This Waste Material
(Claudia Belviso and Simone Pascucci, Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale – CNR, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Red Mud Polymer Composites
(Teodor Sandu, Anamaria Zaharia, Andrei Sarbu, Rodica Zavoianu and Eleonora Luminita Mara, National Research- Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry (INCDCP- ICECHIM), Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania, and others)

Chapter 3. Influence of Bauxite Ore on Chemical and Mineralogical Composition Variability of Red Mud
(L. Pérez-Villarejo, D. Eliche-Quesada, B. Carrasco-Hurtado, P.J. Sánchez-Soto, S. Martínez-Martínez and G. N. Angelopoulos, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering. University of Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, Jaén, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Environmental Protection Applications of Red Mud
(Rodica Zăvoianu, Anca Cruceanu, Octavian D. Pavel, Andrei Sârbu, Teodor Sandu and Luminiţa Mara, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, and others)

Chapter 5. Bauxite Potential of Guinea and the Management Prospects of the Red Mud as the Main Byproduct Resulting from Its Conversion into Alumina
(Sékou Traoré, D. Lanciné Traoré, Sine Diakite and Sekou Amadou Condé, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Conakry Polytechnic Institute, Conakry, Guinea)


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