Journal article

Anterior temporal encephaloceles: Elusive, important, and rewarding to treat

Gabrielle T Tse, Aviva S Frydman, Marie F O'Shea, Greg J Fitt, David L Weintrob, Michael A Murphy, Gavin C Fabinyi, Kristian J Bulluss, Mark J Cook, Samuel F Berkovic

Epilepsia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the etiology and longitudinal clinical, neuropsychological, psychosocial, and surgical outcome profile of patients with medication refractory epilepsy and temporal encephaloceles with a view to highlight diagnostic clues and management strategies. METHODS: The comprehensive epilepsy program databases at two surgical epilepsy centers from January 2000 to October 2018 were reviewed for this observational study, to identify patients with encephaloceles causing temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and treated with surgical resection. Their clinical, radiological, neuropsychological, psychiatric, and surgical data were obtained. Body mass index (BMI) data were also reviewed due ..

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