Stereotactic Fornicotomy in Temporal Epilepsy: Indications and Long-Term Results

  • J. L. Barcia-Salorio
  • J. Broseta
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 23)


The purpose of stereotactic fornicotomy was, initially, to isolate the temporal lobe with the aim of avoiding the spread of the epileptic focus. In previous papers 6, 8, 9 and in our own experience it has been observed that in those patients whose main problems were epileptic seizures the results were rather incomplete and eight years ago, Barcia-Salorio 2 developed the theory that fornicotomy should be used primarily in those patients with sporadic seizures in which the main clinical problem was behavioural disturbance. Since then most of our patients have been of this pattern, of usually in children, the so-called infantile epileptic psychoses (Annell 1 and Barcia 2).


Behavioural Disturbance Epileptic Focus Spike Complex Temporal Epilepsy Neurological Symptomatology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Barcia-Salorio
    • 1
  • J. Broseta
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de NeurocirugiaHospital Clinico UniversitarioValenciaSpain

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