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What Are The Most Common Complications Of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery
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
Yes: I have treated a few patients with eeg-confirmed simple focal epilepsy (tle) whose primary presentation included unprecipitated aggressive outbursts, and even a few with atypical appetitive behaviors. As "bad behavior" has many potential causes though, please see a md specializing in epilepsy or behavioral neurology ; neuropsychiatry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy. I was wondering what problems this can cause having my right temporal lobe removed?
Limited: Surgery removis a small amount of tissue felt responsible for your seizures/ the area can be localized with current tools such as mri, pet scans and direct eeg recording from the brain beneath the skull. In most people the dominant hemisphere of speech is on the left. Removal of the usual temporal lobe area should not affect memory or speech or cause behavioral problems. ...Read more
No: But I have encountered several patients incorrectly diagnosed with schizophrenia who were instead suffering from undiagnosed and untreated focal epilepsy (TLE). Focal epilepsy can be very hard to spot, particularly if temporal or on undersurface of the brain. Continuous videotelemetry EEG (EMU) are key, though I have picked up several on routine EEG. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If untreated maybe: Death risk far higher if seizure generalizes to grand mal, and occurs while at heights or driving. Also, something called sudep, which is death during sleep. But, if one takes appropriate anti-epileptic drugs and prevents the seizures, these episodes are rare, if ever, and may very well have a normal lifespan. ...Read more
Need more words: Simple and complex focal epilepsy are difficult to diagnose, ; represent 40% of all epilepsies. Presentation varies from small motor tics, unusual perceptual disturbances, time-distortion, derealization, panic-like sxs, compulsive behaviors, catatonic variants, atypical aggressive outbursts, obsessions, and much more. See a specialist in 1) epilepsy or 2) behavioral neurology ; neuropsych. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Szs temporal lobe: A type of epilepsy that includes seizures from either temporal lobe of the brain. Seizures include: auras (simple partials sz) like abnormal sensation of taste, smell, rising sensation from stomach; complex partial sz- alteration of awareness with abnormal movements; + convulsions (shaking with loss of awareness, tongue biting/incontinence). Mri often shows hippocampal abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation.: It's hard to answer this question in this forum. Use HealthTap Prime or pose the question to the neurologist who made the diagnosis. In general, TLE can arise from trauma (head injury), herpes virus infections of the brain (HSV encephalitis), "idiopathic" causes (meaning, "it just happens"), & other reasons. We can't explore all the possibilities in this forum. Preventing seizures is key. Good luc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To take his medicine: Since you are 62, your brother cannot be a lot younger, which suggests that his epilepsy is probably due to a concussion (even if it occurred a long time ago), a small stroke, or another brain lesion. Mri scan may be able to establish the underlying cause and possibly lead to removal of this cause. However, whatever the cause, it is not likely that the epilepsy will stop on its own any time soon. ...Read more
Get sz controlled: Not unique for temporal lobe epilepsy to cause auras of taste, smell, and even hallucinatory like activity, and presume you have confirmed diagnosis from your doctor. To control the issues, you may need specific anti-epileptic medication revision or even the placement of a vagal nerve stimulator device. In occasional cases, surgery is highly beneficial. ...Read more
Several disorders: Epilepsy (recurring seizures) can occur in several different types of inherited biochemical diseases, including organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation defects, and biotinidase deficiency. Temporal lobe seizures, often with sensory or auditory hallucinations, are usually not metabolic but may run in a family which is passing a genetic mutation from one generation to the next. ...Read more
Explain viscosity personality (especially in temporal lobe epilepsy)? Does it include being stuck on just a few interests or topics of conversation?
Viscous personality: It is the behavioral tendency to talk repetitively & circumstantially about a restricted range of topics. These subjects are also clingy to people. ...Read more
Great question: Boston is a great town to keep track of this. This is a very sophisticated question. There are rare cases of "tle" in which an autoimmune encephalitis seems to be causitive. Some cases of autoimmune encephalitis are not monophasic, and can recur, with cumulative neuronal injury. It is possible but yet unknown if alzheimer-type pathology (amyloid plaques) would be accelerated in such cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could development of temporal lobe epilepsy and dyslexia be related? Is there a relationship between alice in wonderland syndrome and tle?
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