Experiences with the Treatment of Complex Partial Seizures by Selective Amygdalo-Hippocampectomy

  • R. R. Renella
  • H. Friedrich
  • S. Hussein
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Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 15)


Treatment of temporomesial epileptogenic lesions has gained increasingly in significance during the past 10 years. The results of neurophy-siological research into the limbic system have provided us with a general idea of the pathogenesis of complex partial seizures (CPSs). Thus the term “lesion” has shifted from denoting space-occuping lesions in anatomical compartments to undefined lesions in functionally relevant areas (1, 2, 4, 5, 6). The microsurgical consequence of this neu-rophysiological progress in diagnosis was the development of a selective procedure for treatment of CPSs by YASARGIL and WIESER (9, 10). This paper reports our first experiences with selective amygdalohippocampectomy for lesions and functional disturbances in mesiolimbic areas.


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Complex Partial Seizure Sylvian Fissure Superior Cerebellar Artery Temporal Horn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Renella
    • 1
  • H. Friedrich
    • 1
  • S. Hussein
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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