Journal article

Seizure outcome after temporal lobectomy: Current research practice and findings

AM McIntosh, SJ Wilson, SF Berkovic

EPILEPSIA | BLACKWELL SCIENCE INC | Published : 2001

Abstract

PURPOSE: The literature regarding seizure outcome and prognostic factors for outcome after temporal lobectomy is often contradictory. This is problematic, as these data are the basis on which surgical decisions and counseling are founded. We sought to clarify inconsistencies in the literature by critically examining the methods and findings of recent research. METHODS: A systematic review of the 126 articles concerning temporal lobectomy outcome published from 1991 was conducted. RESULTS: Major methodologic issues in the literature were heterogeneous definitions of seizure outcome, a predominance of cross-sectional analyses (83% of studies), and relatively short follow-up in many studies. Th..

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