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Abstract

Epilepsy is more common during childhood than in adulthood, suggesting that the developing brain is more prone to seizure activity than the mature brain. Epilepsy has been defined as an episodic disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by paroxysmal abnormal brain electrical activity and recurrent behavioral seizures [1]. The pathological substrates of epilepsy include malformations, metabolic errors, neoplasia, hypoxic-ischemic and traumatic lesions, and infection and are discussed elsewhere in this present volume. In this chapter the lesions that are observed during surgical resection for intractable epilepsy are illustrated.

Keywords

Febrile Seizure Granule Neuron Focal Cortical Dysplasia Intractable Epilepsy Cortical Dysplasia 
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