The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on seizure frequency of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis

Tekturk P., Erdogan E. T., Kurt A., Vanli-yavuz E. N., Ekizoglu E., Kocagoncu E., ...More

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.149, pp.27-32, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 149
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.07.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-32
  • Keywords: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), Temporal lobe epilepsy, Hippocampal sclerosis, Drug resistant epilepsy, Cathodal tDCS, Modulated tDCS, ELECTRICAL-STIMULATION, CORTICAL EXCITABILITY, EPILEPTIFORM ACTIVITY, PREFRONTAL CORTEX, BRAIN-STIMULATION, MODULATION, MECHANISMS, PLASTICITY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive and safe method tried in drug resistant epilepsies, in recent years. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of tDCS in patients diagnosed with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) which is a well-known drug resistant focal epilepsy syndrome.