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Early Versus Late Surgery for Intractable Seizures

  • Jerome Engel
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 497)

Abstract

It has been estimated that there are approximately 100,000 patients with medically refractory epilepsy in the United States. These patients are potential candidates for surgical treatment, with an additional 5,000 to 10,000 added to this pool each year. The data, however, indicate that only 1,500 surgical procedures for epilepsy were performed in 1991.9

Keywords

Epilepsy Surgery Hippocampal Sclerosis Focal Cortical Dysplasia Infantile Spasm Cortical Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome Engel
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  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology and the Brain Research InstituteUCLA School of MedicineLos Angeles

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