Journal article

Factors predictive of the outcome of frontal lobe epilepsy surgery

RK Mosewich, EL So, TJ O'Brien, GD Cascino, FW Sharbrough, WR Marsh, FB Meyer, CR Jack, PC O'Brien

EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2000

Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify factors that predict the outcome in seizure control after frontal lobe epilepsy surgery (FLES). FLES is the second most frequent type of epilepsy surgery, but the results are generally not as good as those after anterior temporal lobectomy. METHODS: Our cohort consisted of 68 consecutive patients whose first epilepsy surgery involving the frontal lobe occurred between 1987 and 1994. Clinical history and results of imaging and electroencephalographic studies were reviewed in detail. Excellent outcome was defined as being seizure free or having only nondisabling seizures at last follow up. RESULTS: Forty of the 68 patients (58.8%) had an excellent outcome; none of the pati..

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