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 Miguel Kanner and Ruth Byrne and Ada V Chicharro and Joanne Wuu and Marlis T{\"a}ger Frey},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={793-9}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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