Archives of Epilepsy
Original Article

A Comparision of Video EEG Monitoring and Routine EEG for Diagnosis of Epilepsy


Department of Neurology, Başaksehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry, İstanbul, Turkey

Archives of Epilepsy 2022; 28: 85-88
DOI: 10.54614/ArchEpilepsy.2022.38233
Read: 311 Downloads: 96 Published: 15 April 2022

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic utility of routine electroencephalogram and video electroencephalogram monitoring.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis on patients admitted to our video electroencephalogram monitoring unit. The yield of routiene electroencephalogram and video electroencephalogram monitoring was compared and assessed with the detection of epileptiform discharges.

Results: Out of 191 patients, the epileptiform discharges found in routiene electroencephalogram and video electroencephalogram monitoring were 39 (21%) and 99 (52%), respectively. The yield of epileptiform discharges differed significantly between video electroencephalogram monitoring and routiene electroencephalogram (P < .001). While the epileptiform discharges detection rate (95% CI) was 0.29 (0.25-0.46) for routiene electroencephalogram, it was 0.93 (0.86-0.97) for video electroencephalogram monitoring.

Conclusion: Compared to routiene electroencephalogram, video electroencephalogram monitoring is superior in detecting epileptiform discharges.

Cite this article as: Zorgör G, Eren F, Gül G, Baştuğ Gül Z. A comparision of video EEG monitoring and routine EEG for diagnosis of epilepsy. Arch Epilepsy. 2022;28(2):85-88.

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