FOEs are safe to use in children and provide valuable information on the mesial temporal lobe structures in the preoperative investigation of pediatric TLE. Patient selection for FOE investigation is, however, essential for a conclusive result 1).

More than 90% of 42 Foramen ovale electrodes (FOE) studies provided sufficient evidence to render treatment decisions. When undertaken with an appropriate hypothesis, FOE investigations are a minimally invasive and efficacious means for evaluating patients with suspected mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) after an inconclusive noninvasive investigation 2).

Nilsson D, Fohlen M, Jalin C, Dorfmuller G, Bulteau C, Delalande O. Foramen ovale electrodes in the preoperative evaluation of temporal lobe epilepsy in children. Epilepsia. 2009 Sep;50(9):2085-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2009.02135.x. Epub 2009 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 1949004
Sheth SA, Aronson JP, Shafi MM, Phillips HW, Velez-Ruiz N, Walcott BP, Kwon CS, Mian MK, Dykstra AR, Cole A, Eskandar EN. Utility of foramen ovale electrodes in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 May;55(5):713-24. doi: 10.1111/epi.12571. Epub 2014 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 24605889.
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