Surgical treatment of epilepsy.

  title={Surgical treatment of epilepsy.},
  author={Nancy Foldvary and William E. Bingaman and E Wyllie},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={19 2},
Approximately 30-40% of patients with focal epilepsy continue to have seizures despite appropriate medical therapy. Surgical treatments should be considered in this important subset of patients. Recent advances in neuroimaging technology have revolutionized the identification and evaluation of surgical candidates. The goal of the presurgical evaluation (video EEG monitoring, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological assessment) is to delineate the epileptogenic zone. Surgery is recommended when this… CONTINUE READING