Editorial. Pediatric stereoelectroencephalography: review of a cohort

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The article titled “Robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography in children” by McGovern and colleagues summarizes the Cleveland Clinic (CC) experience with stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) in children.2 For some time, the CC group has led the effort and experience in North America in SEEG, and this report is an important contribution to this legacy. They have reported a smaller, earlier component of this cohort previously.1 In that paper, 30 patients younger than 20 years of age underwent implantation with a total of 402 electrodes (mean 13 electrodes/case). The epileptogenic zone (EZ) was successfully localized in 86% of cases and

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Correspondence Jeffrey P. Blount: jeffrey.blount@childrensal.org.

ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE DOI: 10.3171/2018.7.PEDS18305.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online December 7, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.8.PEDS18436.

Disclosures The author reports no conflict of interest.

© AANS, except where prohibited by US copyright law.

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Gonzalez-Martinez JMullin JBulacio JGupta AEnatsu RNajm I: Stereoelectroencephalography in children and adolescents with difficult to localize refractory focal epilepsy. Neurosurgery 75:2582682014

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McGovern RAPestana Knight EGupta AMoosa ANVWyllie EBingaman WE: Robot-assisted stereo-electroencephalography in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr [epub ahead of print December 7 2018. DOI: 10.3171/2018.7.PEDS18305]

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