Robot-assisted technique for electrophysiological sampling of the thalamus in temporal lobe epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is a safe method for electrophysiological sampling of the thalamus.

Why this matters

    Involvement of the thalamus in focal epilepsy has been established in preclinical and imaging studies; however, this has not been confirmed in electrophysiological studies owing to safety and ethical concerns.