Getting the best outcomes from epilepsy surgery

  title={Getting the best outcomes from epilepsy surgery},
  author={Vejay N Vakharia and John S. Duncan and J Peter Witt and Christian Erich Elger and Richard Staba and Jerome Engel},
  booktitle={Annals of neurology},
Neurosurgery is an underutilized treatment that can potentially cure drug-refractory epilepsy. Careful, multidisciplinary presurgical evaluation is vital for selecting patients and to ensure optimal outcomes. Advances in neuroimaging have improved diagnosis and guided surgical intervention. Invasive electroencephalography allows the evaluation of complex patients who would otherwise not be candidates for neurosurgery. We review the current state of the assessment and selection of patients and… CONTINUE READING