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Presurgical Level II Evaluation of Epileptics

  • H. G. Wieser
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 15)

Abstract

The rationale of surgical treatment of epilepsy depends on the concept of the “epileptic focus.” Excision of the focus containing a mass of “highly explosive cells” (1) might be expected to be therapeutically beneficial, and this in a rather causal sense. Besides control of otherwise intractable seizures, two other goals are aimed at: (a) functional and behavioral improvement, and (b) possible prevention of kindling-like mechanisms, i.e., interruption of an otherwise ongoing epileptic process.

Keywords

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Epileptic Focus Presurgical Evaluation Seizure Discharge Causal Sense 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Wieser
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  1. 1.Neurologische KlinikUniversitätsspitalZürichSchweiz

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