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[Extracranial electrostimulation I. Effect of electrostimulation on the eeg]

HASZNOS Tivadar1, FENYŐ Egon1, ANTAL János1

OCTOBER 01, 1963

Clinical Neuroscience - 1963;16(10)

[The authors used electrodes placed on the scalp to stimulate the scalp partly locally and partly bitemporally with rectangular current pulses. Local stimulation was also performed with bipolar electrode placement. The frequency of stimulation was varied between 2/sec and 10 000/sec and the duration between 0.03 msec and 100 msec. The applied voltage was usually 30 V. The stimulation lasted for 30 or 60 seconds. EEG recording was performed immediately after the end of stimulation. The tests were performed on 18 patients. In patients with tumours, an increase in slow activity and focal excitatory signals were observed in response to local stimulation. In temporal epilepsy an increase in focal symptoms and in post-traumatic patients an increase in slow focal activation were observed. In patients with centrencephalic epilepsy with bitemporal stimulation, centrencephalic paroxysms were seen, and in temporal epilepsy, local slow and excitatory activation of signs. The authors hypothesize that local stimulation is primarily used to stimulate cortical and cortical proximal structures, whereas bitemporal electrostimulation seems to be a suitable technique for stimulation of the mesodiencephalon. ]


  1. Budapesti Orvostudományi Egyetem Neurológiai Klinika



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