Epilepsy surgery

Revital Gandelman-Marton, Jacques Theitler

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Abstract

Epilepsy consists of recurrent seizures, which are not caused by reversible or transient metabolic or toxic etiologies. Approximately a third of the patients have medical refractory epilepsy and experience a decreased quality of life. In addition, these patients are subjected to increased risks of physical injury and death. Epilepsy surgery may be a therapeutic option in some of the patients with refractory epilepsy. The surgical outcome depends on optimal selection of the surgical candidates, the type of surgical procedure, and early surgical intervention during the course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-762+781
JournalHarefuah
Volume145
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Focal resection
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Multiple subpial transection
  • Neurostimulation

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