Anterior temporal lobectomy for the control of partial complex seizures: information for counseling patients.

@article{Ivnik1988AnteriorTL,
  title={Anterior temporal lobectomy for the control of partial complex seizures: information for counseling patients.},
  author={Robert J. Ivnik and Frank W. Sharbrough and Edward R. Laws},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1988},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={783-93}
}
We examined the effect of anterior temporal lobectomy on cognitive function in the treatment of intractable partial complex seizures in a sample of 142 patients. Our current results replicate previous work in this area and clearly establish the presence of differential effects on cognitive function as a consequence of the side of the operation. Learning and memory are most susceptible to impairment postoperatively, although general intellectual abilities are also affected in a small number of… CONTINUE READING

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