Anterior Temporal Lobectomy, Hippocampal Sclerosis, and Memory: Recent Neuropsychological Findings

@article{Bell1998AnteriorTL,
  title={Anterior Temporal Lobectomy, Hippocampal Sclerosis, and Memory: Recent Neuropsychological Findings},
  author={Brian D. Bell and Keith G. Davies},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={8},
  pages={25-41}
}
Anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) is an effective and increasingly utilized treatment for nonlesional, intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. However, this surgery results in domain-specific neuropsychological morbidity for a subset of patients. Within the past decade, multidisciplinary studies have revealed that left ATL patients without significant sclerosis in the resected hippocampus are most at risk for a substantial postacute decline in the ability to encode new verbal information… CONTINUE READING

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