In this short case-based activity, meet Connor, a 20-year-old man with drug-resistant epilepsy. As you move through this activity, read through links to useful resources to help you make clinical management decisions for this patient. In addition, find out how neurologist Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD, would explore palliative surgical interventions based on Connor’s seizure focus and localization.
Continuing Medical Education
Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chair for Education, Neurology
Director, Duke Center for Complex Epilepsy
This publication summarizes key research and studies presented by faculty members, residents, and fellows from the Duke Department of Neurology at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), held April 21 to 27, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA. It summarizes these presentations and provides interesting perspective from Matthew W. Luedke, MD, assistant professor of neurology in the Division of General and Community Neurology.
This 15-minute activity features a brief video introduction by faculty expert Dr. Gottfried in which he relates anterior and posterior surgical approaches for patients with cervical radiculopathy, the effects of these surgeries on neck tissue, and the surgical complications that patients may experience.
Oren N. Gottfried, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor, Clinical Vice Chair, Quality, Department of Neurosurgery