Prediction of neuropsychological outcome after resection of temporal and extratemporal seizure foci

Mario F. Dulay, Robyn M. Busch

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Abstract

Resection of seizure foci is an effective treatment for the control of medically intractable epilepsy. However, cognitive morbidity can occur as a result of surgical intervention. This morbidity is dependent on several factors, including location and extent of resection, disease characteristics, patient demographic characteristics, and functional status of the tissue to be resected. In this review article, the authors provide a summary of the neurocognitive outcomes of epilepsy surgery with an emphasis on presurgical predictors of postsurgical cognitive decline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE4
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology
  • Postsurgical outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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