Multiple subpial transection: a new approach to the surgical treatment of focal epilepsy.

@article{Morrell1989MultipleST,
  title={Multiple subpial transection: a new approach to the surgical treatment of focal epilepsy.},
  author={Frank Morrell and Walter W. Whisler and Thomas Pritchett Bleck},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={231-9}
}
A new operative approach has been designed for the relief of medically intractable focal epilepsy. It is intended particularly to be used in those cases where the epileptogenic lesion lies in "unresectable" cortex; that is, those cerebral regions subserving speech, memory, and primary motor and sensory function. The procedure is based upon experimental evidence indicating 1) that epileptogenic discharge requires substantial side-to-side or horizontal interaction of cortical neurons, and 2) that… CONTINUE READING

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