Neuropathological findings in intractable epilepsy: 435 Chinese cases.

  title={Neuropathological findings in intractable epilepsy: 435 Chinese cases.},
  author={Yue-shan Piao and De-hong Lu and Li Chen and Jing Liu and Wei Wang and Lei Liu and Tao Yu and Yu-Ping Wang and Yongjie Li},
  journal={Brain pathology},
  volume={20 5},
The number of patients with intractable epilepsy undergoing surgical management in China is increasing rapidly. We retrospectively reviewed 435 consecutive cases of intractable epilepsy receiving surgical resection from 2005 to 2008 in our hospital, looking specifically at the neuropathological findings. The three most common causes of intractable epilepsy were focal cortical dysplasia (FCD; 52.9%), scar lesions (22.8%) and brain tumors (11.7%). Hippocampal sclerosis was identified in 74 cases… CONTINUE READING
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