Differential diagnosis and treatment of intractable seizures1
Ronald P. Lesser, M.D.
Dudley S. Dinner, M.D.
Hans Lüders, M.D., Ph.D.
Harold H. Morris, M.D.
Not all intractable seizures are due to epilepsy, and episodes of uncertain origin call for assessment by appropriate diagnostic methods. Once the disorder is found to be epileptic in nature, seizures can be controlled in many patients. Techniques of diagnosis and treatment are reviewed.