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Mo Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;105(5):420-3.

Diagnoses in epilepsy commonly treated with surgery.

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Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA.


The term epilepsy embraces a constellation of syndromes, each manifesting with recurrent episodic seizures. Uncontrolled epilepsy carries a significant medical morbidity, reduction in quality of life, and a notable increased mortality. A certain percentage of patients are candidates for surgical treatment, which can be one of the most effective long term options for seizure cure. The diagnoses amenable to surgery and their outcomes are reviewed.

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