Long-term outcome of extratemporal epilepsy surgery among 154 adult patients.

  title={Long-term outcome of extratemporal epilepsy surgery among 154 adult patients.},
  author={Alaa Eldin Elsharkawy and Friedrich Behne and Falk Oppel and Heinz Wolfgang Pannek and Reinhard Schulz and Mathias Hoppe and Gerald Pahs and Csilla Gyimesi and Mohamed Nayel and Ahmed I Issa and A. Niederle M. Ebner},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={108 4},
OBJECT The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of patients who underwent extratemporal epilepsy surgery and to assess preoperative prognostic factors associated with seizure outcome. METHODS This retrospective study included 154 consecutive adult patients who underwent epilepsy surgery at Bethel Epilepsy Centre, Bielefeld, Germany between 1991 and 2001. Seizure outcome was categorized based on the modified Engel classification. Survival statistics were calculated using… CONTINUE READING