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i would like to know can temporal resection surgery cure petit mal epilepsy.

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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At least partially..: The focus must first be localized by imaging and/or electrodiagnostic study,and, if localized, must be surgically approachable. If so, and there are no post-surgical complications (e.g. infection, excessive scarring) there can be a 70-90% success rate.Hospital stay is usually no more than a week and complete healing a few months. You MAY still need to be on some kind of medication in low dose
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