Which patients are good candidates for epilepsy surgery

Which patients are good candidates for epilepsy surgery? 

Epilepsy surgery is effective in well-selected patients with pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy.

Surgical resection can result in seizure freedom in approximately 80% of patients with seizures due to a structural lesion (e.g., cavernous angioma or low-grade neoplasm), 60% to 70% of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, and 50% of patients with focal extratemporal epilepsy.

Palliative epilepsy surgery may be performed when focal resection is not feasible and includes disconnections/neuroablation procedures (e.g., corpus callosotomy and hemispherotomy), and neuromodulation with implantable devices (e.g., vagus nerve stimulation and responsive neurostimulation).


Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information