Grace Hugueley: Epilepsy case study
Grace Hugueley’s MRI showed no abnormalities, but there were the footprints of focal and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. The video-EEG and other studies revealed the seizures were coming from the left temporal lobe – the area that controls language and memory. Because Grace was so high functioning and right-handed, the team wanted to be certain before removing a portion of the left temporal lobe. MEG, TMS and fMRI confirmed findings that Grace’s important language functions were above the lesion. Grids were placed on her brain to increase the team’s level of confidence. The neuroradiologist, neurologist and neurosurgeon discussed the best place to perform the surgical resection.