The Epileptogenic Properties of the Volatile Anesthetics Sevoflurane and Isoflurane in Patients with Epilepsy

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The stronger epileptogenicity of sevoflurane than isoflurane was confirmed in a controlled study in patients with epilepsy. Hyperventilation and supplementation of nitrous oxide under sevoflurane anesthesia suppressed epileptogenicity. A combination of sevoflurane and nitrous oxide may be a safer method for seizure-prone patients than the use of sevoflurane alone.

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