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What are the most common complications of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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Could temporal lobe epilepsy cause bad behavior?

Could temporal lobe epilepsy cause bad behavior?

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 more

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

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. ...Read more

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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

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Could temporal lobe epilepsy contribute towards schizophrenia?

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 more

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Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

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

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How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

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

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Can you die from temporal lobe epilepsy?

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

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Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?

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 more

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Does temporal lobe epilepsy cause dyscalucia .

Coexisting: There may be coexisting problems of Temporal Lobe epilepsy and dyscalculia. Unlikely to be a cause and effect relationship ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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