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A 33-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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 49 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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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Temporal lobe epi: Many people with temporal lobe epilepsy have partial onset seizures or complex partial seizures. Many people with this condition can be successfully treated with medication, such as lamotrigine or levetiracetam. People who cannot be treated well with medication may find it possible to obtain relief with epilepsy surgery.

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Last updated Oct 29, 2013
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