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Abstract #1262

Cortical and Sub-Cortical Networks in Children with Absence Epilepsy.

Patrick Carney1,2, Danny Flannagan1, David Abbott1, Richard Masterton1, Ingrid Scheffer2, Simon Harvey3, Sam Berkovic2, Graeme Jackson1,2

1Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Brain Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 3Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Absence seizures are a common seizure type in children. EEG-fMRI provides a method to identify the networks underpinning seizure generation. This study provides a group analysis of 10 children with absence seizures showing thalamo-cortical and subcortical networks involved in seizure generation.