A new international study strengthens the case for an expanded panel of immunohistochemical stainings and introduction of a gene panel in the forthcoming update to the FCD classification scheme.
Older adults who undergo epilepsy surgery reap long-term quality-of-life benefits comparable to those of their younger counterparts, finds a large Cleveland Clinic study.
The first U.S. cost-effectiveness analysis in decades concludes that, on cost grounds alone, all patients with pharmacoresistant TLE should be referred for epilepsy surgery evaluation “without hesitation.”
Sustained seizure control is achievable in this setting, but chances of success decrease with each successive reoperative attempt, regardless of other clinical factors.
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In our newest Neuro Pathways podcast, an expert epileptologist explains why he advocates that patients consider epilepsy surgery or neuromodulation when two anti-epilepsy drugs fail to prevent their seizures.
Long-term freedom from seizures and functional outcomes for adults following hemispherectomy are similar to those in patients undergoing the surgery in infancy or childhood, a 20-year study suggests.
Child neurologists are starting to recommend epilepsy surgery sooner rather than later for their patients with uncontrolled seizures. Here’s why, along with tips for reassuring reluctant parents.
Many more patients with life-limiting uncontrolled seizures stand to benefit from epilepsy surgery than currently do. The biggest obstacle? A lack of referrals for surgical evaluation.
An epileptologist teams with our Center for Clinical Genomics for a pilot study that aims to use a biorepository to enable better prediction of patient-level outcomes of epilepsy surgery.
When imaging and other tests hint at a focal origin of seemingly generalized pediatric epilepsy, magnetoencephalography is the tool for detecting a potential focus — and identifying otherwise bypassed candidates for curative surgery.