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New Research Shows Promise for Surgery For Specific Epilepsy Cause

New Research Shows Promise for Surgery For Specific Epilepsy Cause

Neurology Advisor:

Seizure Reduction Likely With Surgery in Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy

Patients with nonlesional neocortical epilepsy may benefit from epilepsy surgery, especially those who undergo complete resection of areas of high ictal and interictal activity, according to research published in JAMA Neurology.

Previous identification of predictive factors of surgical outcomes in this population has helped identify surgical candidates in whom seizure semiology and presurgical evaluations fail to identify epileptogenic regions; however, there is little research on long-term surgical outcomes in this group.

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