Neurosurgical Aspects of Epilepsy

A Review of the Seminar
  • M. Brock
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 50)


In ancient times, epilepsy was called “the holy disease”. It remains unclear if this was so because the afflicted individual was supposed to be harbouring divine powers, or because he or she was being punished by the gods. Probably the gods alone know the answer. It appears, however, that this is not the only secret about epilepsy that the gods want to keep hidden from man. Although a considerable amount of progress has been made in virtually every field of epilepsy research, this progress has yet to answer some of the essential questions, but has unravelled a myriad of new uncertainties.


Arteriovenous Malformation Rostral Part Epileptogenic Zone Epileptogenic Focus Taurine Release 
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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Brock
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversitätsklinikum SteglitzBerlinGermany

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