Effects of temporal lobectomy on consciousness-impairing and consciousness-sparing seizures in children

  title={Effects of temporal lobectomy on consciousness-impairing and consciousness-sparing seizures in children},
  author={D. Englot and Martin J. Rutkowski and M. Ivan and P. Sun and R. Kuperman and E. Chang and N. Gupta and J. Sullivan and K. Auguste},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  • D. Englot, Martin J. Rutkowski, +6 authors K. Auguste
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Child's Nervous System
  • PurposeMost children with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) become seizure free after temporal lobectomy, but some individuals continue to seize. As studies of temporal lobectomy typically focus on seizure freedom, the effect of surgery on seizure type and frequency among children with persistent seizures is poorly understood. Seizures which impair consciousness are associated with increased morbidity compared to consciousness-sparing seizures.MethodsA retrospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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