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Brain Sci. 2018, 8(2), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci8020035

Surgical Considerations of Intractable Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

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Received: 1 February 2018 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 15 February 2018 / Published: 20 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy)
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Surgery of temporal lobe epilepsy is the best opportunity for seizure freedom in medically intractable patients. The surgical approach has evolved to recognize the paramount importance of the mesial temporal structures in the majority of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy who have a seizure origin in the mesial temporal structures. For those individuals with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, a selective amygdalohippocampectomy surgery can be done that provides an excellent opportunity for seizure freedom and limits the resection to temporal lobe structures primarily involved in seizure genesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: temporal lobe epilepsy; selective amygdalohippocampectomy; epilepsy surgery; mesial temporal lobe epilepsy temporal lobe epilepsy; selective amygdalohippocampectomy; epilepsy surgery; mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
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