Medically Intractable Epilepsy
A seizure is a paroxysmal and uncontrolled discharge of a large population of neurons  . The term “epilepsy” is used when seizures have the tendency to recur. This book examines the sub-group of patients who have medically intractable epilepsy (MIE). The term “medically intractable” means that seizures recur despite the use of anti-convulsant medications. Important caveats are that the patient be compliant with medication(s), that the medications most appropriate for their type of epilepsy have been tried, and that the patient does not have psychogenic seizures.
KeywordsTemporal Lobe Epilepsy Seizure Frequency Spiral Wave Partial Complex Seizure Seizure Recurrence
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