Chapter 8. The Effect on Language of Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy

  1. Yvan Lebrun PhD1 and
  2. Franco Fabbro MD2

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699195.ch8

Language and Epilepsy

Language and Epilepsy

How to Cite

Lebrun, Y. and Fabbro, F. (2002) The Effect on Language of Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy, in Language and Epilepsy, Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470699195.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor of Neurolinguistics, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    Professor of Human Physiology, Research and Rehabilitation Centre Eugenio, Medea and University of Udine, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563125

Online ISBN: 9780470699195



  • interactable epilepsy;
  • cortectomy;
  • lobectomy;
  • multiple subpial transection;
  • split-brain patient


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Language after cortectomy or lobectomy

  • Language after multiple subpial transection

  • Language after commissurotomy

  • Language after hemispherectomy or hemidecortication

  • Conclusions