A 42-year-old member asked:
what can you tell me about temporal lobectomy epilepsy surgery?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Temporal lobectomy: for intractable seizures improves seizure control in 85% of patients. If resection can avoid memory, emotion & language comprehension sites identified pre-operatively & verbal memory sites identified by intra--operative electrical stimulation, risk of post-op deficits is less. See http://epilepsy.med.nyu.edu/epilepsy-surgery/surgery-treatment-options/temporal-lobe-resections#sthash.FKMzRNaK.dpbs
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
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