Clinical Neuroscience

[Experiences of surgically treated temporal epileptic patients - multicentre study ]

BALOGH Atilla1, BORBÉLY Katalin2, CZIRJÁK Sándor3, HALÁSZ Péter4, JUHOS Vera1, KENÉZ József2, VAJDA János3

JULY 20, 1997

Clinical Neuroscience - 1997;50(07-08)

[Our experiences on surgically treated temporal lobe epileptic patients are presented. Involved in the disease are the process of preoperative investigations, clinical data, types of operation and their indications, and the postoperative controls. Pre- and postoperative data of 36 surgically treated, intractable temporal lobe epileptic patients were analysed. A postoperative follow-up of longer than two years was carried out on 24 patients. The experiences of these patients on postoperative seizure frequency were evaluated using Engel's classification. Among these 24 temporal lobe epileptic patients 19 are seizure free (Engel I.), the seizure frequency significantly decreased in 3 of them (Engel II.), in the case of 2 patients the number of seizures was reduced (Engel III.). Our experiences show that neurosurgical investigation seems to be an increasingly useful, alternative way for treating intractable temporal lobe epileptic patients.]

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  1. Fővárosi Szent István Kórház II. Neurológiai Osztály
  2. Nemzetközi Egészségügyi Központ
  3. Országos Idegsebészeti Tudományos Intézet
  4. OPNI-HIETE Epilepszia Centrum, OPNI Radiológiai Részleg, Budapest

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