Improving surgical outcome with electric source imaging and high field magnetic ressonance imaging

Epilepsy is a disease that affects more than 50 million people in the world, with a higher prevalence in low-income countries [1]. Although several anti-seizure medicines are available for treatment [2], more than one-third of the patients with epilepsy present recurrent, drug-resistant seizures [3,4]. These uncontrollable seizures promote significant damage to life quality [5] and increase the chance of sudden unexpected death [6]. Surgery is the most effective and definitive treatment available for focal drug-resistant epilepsy [7].