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I suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy. I was wondering what problems this can cause having my right temporal lobe removed?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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