Outcomes of epilepsy surgery in adults and children.

  title={Outcomes of epilepsy surgery in adults and children.},
  author={Susan S. Spencer and Linda Huh},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={7 6},
Surgery is widely accepted as an effective therapy for selected individuals with medically refractory epilepsy. Numerous studies in the past 20 years have reported seizure freedom for at least 1 year in 53-84% of patients after anteromesial temporal lobe resections for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis, in 66-100% of patients with dual pathology, in 36-76% of patients with localised neocortical epilepsy, and in 43-79% of patients after hemispherectomies. Reported rates for non-resective surgery… CONTINUE READING
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