A Study of the Thalamus Using Deep Electrode EEG to Better Understand its Participation in the Beginning or Spreading of Seizures


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the thalamus area of the brain using stereotactic electroencephalography (an EEG with deep electrode placement inside the brain) to better understand its role in the starting and spreading of epileptic seizure activity.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Male and female adults
  • Are undergoing sEEG for seizure localization as determined by the multidisciplinary epilepsy conference and colleagues within Neurosurgery

Exclusion Criteria

  • Are not approved for the stereo-EEG procedure
  • Any vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, those who cannot consent for oneself (vulnerable adults), or children



Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jamie Van Gompel, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Karla Crockett



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