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Doctor insights on: Epilepsy Surgery For Cortical Dysplasia

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Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

No: Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds. YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Is brain surgery successful for Generalized epilepsy?

Is brain surgery successful for Generalized epilepsy?

Yes it is: Though numbers are better when surgery is employed in focal epilepsies, generalized seizures are successfully treated using techniques such as implanted vagal stimulators and corpus callosum sections. It is even true that some cases of generalized epilepsy are recognized as focal after such surgeries are performed. In carefully chosen cases I believe outcomes are very good. ...Read more

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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Any update on treatment for developmental hip dysplasia?

Any update on treatment for developmental hip dysplasia?

DDH: Really depends upon age and severity. Anything from observation, closed or open reduction, osteotomies (many types), hip scope with limited application, hip resurfacing, hip arthroplasty. Check with your orthopedic hip surgeon. ...Read more

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Is brain cancer surgery a routine operation for neurosurgeons?

Is brain cancer surgery a routine operation for neurosurgeons?

No: Some neurosurgeons are very experienced in the surgery of a brain tumor and some are not. You as the patient need to know this in advance of having that surgeon work on you for treatment of a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment advances for cortical blindness due to seizures?

Is there any treatment advances for cortical blindness due to seizures?

Need clarity: Am not clear as to whether you have permanent cortical blindness, or episodic associated with seizure activity. If the former, this could represent permanency, but if paroxysmal, better seizure control is very probable, especially with newer medications, and potentially, a Vagal Nerve Stimulator unit. ...Read more

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Reconstruction surgery favorable together with mastectomy for ilcis stage 1b, 0.8 cm?

Reconstruction surgery favorable together with mastectomy for ilcis stage 1b, 0.8 cm?

You have options: Your oncologic breast surgeon will discuss your options of lumpectomy vs mastectomy. Once you have made that decision, then reconstructive options can be discussed - immediate vs delayed, autogenous vs expander/implant. ...Read more

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Seeking non-surgical treatment options for adolescent bilateral grade 3 spondylolysis (pars defects) with herniated l5-s1 disc?

Seeking non-surgical treatment options for adolescent bilateral grade 3 spondylolysis (pars defects) with herniated l5-s1 disc?

Options: Congenital variety genetic origin occuring in 6% us population in particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most treated non operatively including associated with herniated disc with bracing, physical therapy & medication and activity modification. Epidural steroid injections can also be considered with 90% treated nonop. ...Read more

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What are risks for decompression surgery for chiari? Does chiari shorten your life span?

What are risks for decompression surgery for chiari? Does chiari shorten your life span?

Severe hydrocephalus: or Cerebrospinal Fluid build-up in the brain can occur with any Type of Chiari Malformation & can be fatal if untreated. I referred your question to neurosurgeons on HT, but they need to know the Type & the reason decompression surgery has been proposed. Ask your insurance for a 2nd opinion if you're uncomfortable, as this surgery is proposed because of concerns about your function & safety. ...Read more

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Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Yes: Almost all dysplastic hips can be treated with total hip replacement. Depending on the amount of deformity, we often have to use special implants or surgical techniques to put the hip in as normal a position as possible. ...Read more

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Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection.What is the prognoses please?

Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having  stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection.What is the prognoses please?

Good: Usually, that is. Need more info but in my experience in dealing w pts who have had HTN due to vascular dysplasia in renal artery do well. ...Read more

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

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

No: Petit mal is a generalized epilepsy usually seen in children. It responds to Ethosuccamide or Depakote. It resolves on its own by age 14 in virtually all boys and most girls. Perhaps you are thinking of Complex Partial Epilepsy which sometimes can be treated with anterior temporal surgery (if the seizure focus is in that anterior temporal lobe) ...Read more

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Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more

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What happens during temporal lobectomy epilepsy surgery?

What happens during temporal lobectomy epilepsy surgery?

Hope positive result: Fairly high percentage success rate, with at least a 60-75% decrease in seizure frequency, if you possess an appropriate focal lesion in the temporal lobe. You will need to discuss the technical aspects, and risk factors with your surgeons, and hopefully, get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for patient with cerebal palsy with hemiparesis?

Is there surgery for patient with cerebal palsy with hemiparesis?

No.: But that doesn't mean some new form of therapy is on the horizon. Neurosciences is definitely one of the most exciting fields today; it will lead to more close understanding of how our brains get as screwed up as they are, and then hopefully how to screw them on straight. Hurrah to my daughter, arielle, who is to become chief resident of neurology at nyu. ...Read more

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Has anyone had surgery with complete recovery for vulvar cancer?

Has anyone had surgery with complete recovery for vulvar cancer?

Early cancer is : Curable. Patients with lesions less than 2.0 cm have a 60-80% five year survival. Smaller lesions have better outcomes. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point. ...Read more

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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and ...Read more