The practice of epilepsy surgery has largely shifted from invasive investigations with chronic intracranial electrodes to high resolution imaging modalities that may delineate the epileptogenic zone in a non-invasive manner. Nevertheless, non-lesional cases, particularly due to extratemporal cryptic pathology, still pose a major challenge. Especially for extratemporal malformations of cortical development, the use of electrocorticography guided by higher resolution magnetic resonance imaging may effectively delineate the epileptogenic zone and define appropriate resection margins. This highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and of combined neurophysiologic and imaging techniques in contemporary epilepsy surgery.
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