Seizure recurrence after planned discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs in seizure-free patients after epilepsy surgery: a review of current clinical experience.

@article{Schmidt2004SeizureRA,
  title={Seizure recurrence after planned discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs in seizure-free patients after epilepsy surgery: a review of current clinical experience.},
  author={Dieter Schmidt and Christoph Baumgartner and Wolfgang L{\"o}scher},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={179-86}
}
PURPOSE Although epilepsy surgery, especially temporal lobe epilepsy surgery, is well established to control seizures in patients remaining on antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment, less information is available about how many seizure-free surgical patients will relapse after discontinuation of AEDs under medical supervision. METHODS A literature review yielded six retrospective clinical observations. RESULTS After planned discontinuation of AEDs in patients rendered seizure free after… CONTINUE READING

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