Results of Amygdalotomy and Fornicotomy in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Behaviour Disorders

  • Hans Berger Kliniek
  • A. E. H. Sonnen
  • J. v. Manen
  • B. van Dijk
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 23)


Amygdalotomy is an accepted therapeutic tool for drug resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, especially in combination with aggressive behaviour. Because of the danger that in these difficult patients the decision to operate is taken too easily a national committee to which all these cases for operation are presented was formed in Holland, consisting of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, electrophysiologists and epileptologists. The cautious procedure of this independent comittee explains the small series we present to-day.


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Seizure Frequency Temporal Lobectomy Depth Recording Constant Current Stimulator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Berger Kliniek
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. E. H. Sonnen
    • 2
  • J. v. Manen
    • 3
  • B. van Dijk
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Groningen, Leyenburg ZiekenhuisDen HaagThe Netherlands
  2. 2.BredaThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Leyenburg ZiekenhuisDen HaagThe Netherlands

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