Safety, efficacy, and life satisfaction following epilepsy surgery in patients aged 60 years and older.

@article{Dewar2016SafetyEA,
  title={Safety, efficacy, and life satisfaction following epilepsy surgery in patients aged 60 years and older.},
  author={Sandra Dewar and Dawn Eliashiv and Patricia D Walshaw and Jerome Engel and Itzhak Fried and Brian Darryl Moseley},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={124 4},
  pages={945-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite its potential to offer seizure freedom, resective epilepsy surgery (RES) is seldom performed in patients 60 years of age or older. Demonstrating successful outcomes including an improved quality of life may raise awareness about the advantages of referring this underrepresented population for specialized evaluation. Accordingly, the authors investigated outcomes and life fulfillment in patients with an age ≥ 60 years who had undergone RES. METHODS All patients who, at the… CONTINUE READING