Surgery for intractable temporal lobe epilepsy: experience of a single institution


KURT G., Tonge M., ÇELTİKÇİ E., Capraz I., SERDAROĞLU A., Bilir E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.44, no.5, pp.866-870, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1307-30
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.866-870
  • Keywords: Corticoamygdalohippocampectomy, epilepsy surgery, hippocampal sclerosis, mesial temporal lobe, outcome, temporal lobectomy, SELECTIVE AMYGDALOHIPPOCAMPECTOMY, HIPPOCAMPAL SCLEROSIS, SEIZURE, LOBECTOMY, RESECTIONS, OUTCOMES

Abstract

Background/aim: In the treatment of epilepsy, encouraging results have been achieved with surgical treatment, especially for temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Drug resistance must be diagnosed as early as possible, because the ensuing seizures can be eliminated surgically via temporal lobe surgery in a high percentage (70%-90%) of patients. In this study we share our experience, in a single institution, of surgical treatment of intractable TLE.