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Is temporal lobe epilepsy easier to operate on than other types of epilepsy?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Yes and No: Temporal lobe epilepsy is a specific disease that may be helped by temporal lobe resection. It may be easier to diagnose and offer treatment but the technical part of brain surgery is still the same.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
It depends: Most epilepsy surgery centers are highly trained in temporal lobe surgery. It is by far the more common epilepsy surgery, and is becoming very precise with careful mapping of foci and new laser techniques. Other epilepsy surgery is less common and therefore less easy to perform at most centers.

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