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Predictors of outcome after temporal lobectomy for the treatment of intractable epilepsy



Predictors of outcome after temporal lobectomy for the treatment of intractable epilepsy



Neurology 66(12): 1938-1940



To assess short- and long-term seizure freedom, the authors reviewed 371 patients who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy to treat pharmacoresistant epilepsy. The mean follow-up duration was 5.5 years (range 1 to 14.1 years). Fifty-three percent of patients were seizure free at 10 years. The authors identified multiple predictors of recurrence. Results of EEG performed 6 months postoperatively correlated with occurrence and severity of seizure recurrence, in addition to breakthrough seizures with discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs.

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PMID: 16801667

DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000219810.71010.9b



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