Diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
This sound is a recording of an attending physician and a resident discussing the EEG of a patient in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Duke Children's Hospital. EEG is a a technology used to record brain activity, and can provide useful information about brain abnormalities and neurological conditions such as epilepsy. The terminology they use, such as "fast activity", "polyspike", and "1 Hertz slow spike and wave" refer to the patterns they see on the EEG. The clicking sound in the background is the sound of the attending physician clicking through the EEG recording. The voices in the background are other physicians int he room who are also analyzing EEGs. Throughout the recording, the resident asks questions and the attending physician answers. The patterns relate to a condition known as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe pediatric epilepsy. By the end of the recording, the physicians have confirmed that this patient's type of seizures and EEG patterns are consistent with a diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). Recorded using a Zoom recorder.
Recording from Duke Children's Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. This recording was taken with approval from physicians of Duke Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Duke Children's Hospital, Durham, NC, USA
Pediatric medicine, pediatric neurology, electroencephalogram, EEG, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, epilepsy