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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
Is it possible that I could become a vegetable if the surgeons make a mistake during the temporal lobe surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it important for me to ask my neurosurgeon before having temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy?
RBA: In general, whenever you speak to a surgeon, always ask for 3 things: 1. Risks (what are the most common risks of the surgery) 2. Benefits (why do you need the surgery) 3. Alternatives (are there any alternatives surgeries or medications to the procedure being suggested). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ...Read more
Depends on the side: The most common problems are just headaches, infections, or the lack of seizure cure. The more scary complications are the less common complications. For instance, partial vision loss, memory problems, or speech problems are only seen in 2-5% of patients. Talk to you md about your specific case please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. Is transcranial direct stimulation a good option for treating vision and hearing loss from a right temporal lobe intracraniotomy brain surgery?
Transcranial stim: Tarnscranial magnetic stimulation is only fda approved for depression. Motor cortex stimulation has been used for pain but is not fda approved. Deep brain stimulation is approved for movement disorders such as parkinson's and essential tremor. I am unaware of any brain stimulation that will rehabilitate vision and hearing. ...Read more
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