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Diagnosis and Management of Focal Cortical Dysplasia in Australian Adults ( Past, Present and Future)

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posted on 2023-11-02, 11:51 authored by ANNA WILLARD
Drug-resistant epilepsy is often associated with an abnormality of the brain structure called focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). FCD was first described in 1971 and can now be detected by many diagnostic tests. We now know that epilepsy surgery for an FCD diagnosed on MRI is highly effective (70% of operated patients achieve favourable outcome). In Australia, FCD patients benefit from assessment and treatment at Comprehensive Epilepsy Services. New tests available for diagnosis and investigation of FCD (machine-learning MRI analysis and whole genome sequencing genetic testing) require better integration into existing services and optimisation of the patient experience.

History

Principal supervisor

Patrick

Additional supervisor 1

Prof Terence O'Brien

Additional supervisor 2

A/Prof Piero Perucca

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Neuroscience

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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