A lifetime psychiatric history predicts a worse seizure outcome following temporal lobectomy

@article{Kanner2009ALP,
  title={A lifetime psychiatric history predicts a worse seizure outcome following temporal lobectomy},
  author={Andres M. Kanner and Richard J. Byrne and Ada V. Chicharro and Joanne Wuu and Marlis Frey},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72},
  pages={793 - 799}
}
Purpose: To identify the psychiatric and epilepsy variables predictive of postsurgical seizure outcome after anterotemporal lobectomy (ATL). Methods: Retrospective study of 100 consecutive patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent ATL. The mean (± SD) follow-up period was 8.3 (± 3.1) years. Three types of surgical outcomes were examined at 2 years after surgery and at last contact: class IA (no disabling seizures no auras), class IA + IB (no disabling seizures), and class IA + IB… 

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