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Nevertheless, asymmetrical records or records with seizure patterns are clearly abnormal in children of any age. Also, normal patterns in the fetus, from the seventh month onward, have been established. Certain changes in these patterns, as described by StockardPope et al and by deWeerd, are clearly indicative of a developmental disorder or disease. CHAPTER 2 SPECIAL TECHNIQUES FOR NEUROLOGIC DIAGNOSIS G 27 50mV 1Sec 50mV 1Sec H 50mV I 1Sec Figure 2-3 (Continued). G. Grossly disorganized background activity interrupted by repetitive “pseudoperiodic” discharges consisting of large, sharp waves from all leads about once per second.

2-3E). This finding led to the theoretic localization of a pacemaker for primary generalized seizure discharges in the thalamus or other deep gray structures (“centrencephalic seizures”), but such a center has not been verified anatomically or physiologically. The most pathologic finding of all is the replacement of the normal EEG pattern by “electrocerebral silence,” meaning that the electrical activity of the cortical mantle, recorded from the scalp, is absent. Artifacts of various types should be seen as the amplifier gains are increased; if not, there is a risk that the leads are not properly connected to the machine.

Figure 2-4 illustrates the normal PSVER and two types of delayed responses. Usually, abnormalities in the amplitude and duration of PSVER accompany the abnormally prolonged latencies, but they are difficult to quantify. The expected latency for the positive polarity PSVER is near 100 ms (thus the term “P 100”); an absolute latency over approximately 118 ms or a difference in latencies of greater than 9 ms between the two eyes signifies involvement of one optic nerve (Table 2-4). Bilateral prolongation of latencies, demonstrated by separate stimulation of each eye, can be due to lesions in both optic nerves, the optic chiasm, or the visual pathways posterior to the chiasm.

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