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Title: Epilepsy surgery in a developing country
Authors: Rao, MB
Radhakrishnan, K
Thomas, SV
Nayak, SD
Santoshkumar, B
Keywords: Neurosciences & Neurology
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, VOLS 1 AND 2
Citation: ,;2279-2282
Abstract: We performed a prospective study of 55 consecutive patients who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy and amygdalo-hippocampectomy (ATL) for intractable complex partial seizures (CPS) of temporal lobe origin. Presurgical evaluation included detailed clinical history and examination, scalp EEG, video-EEG, MRI, intracarotid amytal test, neuropsychological, psyche-social and psychiatric evaluation. Three-months and 1-year post-ATL assessment revealed a remarkable improvement in outcome scores; nearly 96% patients are either totally free or almost free of seizures (Engel class I and II). Utilizing non-invasive evaluation, patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy can be selected for cost-effective surgical treatment to provide good seizure control and improved quality of life.
URI: http://dspace.sctimst.ac.in/jspui/handle/123456789/9702
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