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Long-term video-EEG monitoring

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Long-term video-EEG monitoring, also known as video telemetry, is a diagnostic technique used in certain patients with epilepsy or seizures. It involves the inpatient hospitalization of the patient for a period of time, typically days to weeks, during which they are continuously monitored and recorded with a video camera and an electroencephalograph.

The recording is periodically monitored and analyzed by a neurologist, typically one trained in clinical neurophysiology; the neurologist determines when the monitoring is finished and issues the final report.

The purposes of long-term video-EEG monitoring include:


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