Significant success in determining brain location in epileptic seizures
New York: The most severe form of epilepsy is one in which no medication works and the last resort is to remove the affected tissue. Now experts have achieved extraordinary success in accurately identifying the location of the cause of the stroke in the brain, otherwise it would have been very difficult to determine the exact location of the disturbance.
Professor Ben Hee of Carnegie Mellon University and his colleagues, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, have developed a new technology that is also the least harmful and painful method that works under electrophysiological recording.
In severe cases of epilepsy, it is important to remove the affected area. In the traditional way, holes are drilled in the skull and electrodes are placed on the upper surface of the brain. Electrodes determine the location of the brain where epileptic seizures occur for days and weeks. This process takes a lot of time, the cost increases and the patient suffers a lot.
Now, in just ten minutes, the epileptic brain can be identified with 88% accuracy. Surgeons can then operate on the site thanks to surgery.
The technology was tested on a total of 27 people and yielded encouraging results. Assistance has also been sought from machine learning and AI in this regard. However, electrodes are still needed to drill holes in the skull, but do not have to wait years or weeks for accurate fixation.
When the tissues and cells of the same place were removed from the operation, the epileptic seizures ended in 92% of the patients. In the process, the electrodes noted the flow of electrical signals to the brain in every possible way, and in the event of a disturbance, the software itself predicted that epilepsy would break out.