Chapter 34. Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief5,6,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head7,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head8 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director9,10
  1. Ivan Rektor MD President Head1,2 and
  2. Barbara E. Swartz MD, PhD Director Volunteer Faculty3,4

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch34

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Rektor, I. and Swartz, B. E. (2009) Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 6

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 7

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 8

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 9

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 10

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vice-Rector for Development, European Society for Clinical Neuropharmacology Brno, Czech Republic

  2. 2

    First Department of Neurology, St Anne's Hospital, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

  3. 3

    The Epilepsy Clinics of S. Cal., Newport Beach, CA, USA

  4. 4

    Neurology, Department of Radiology, UCLA-West LA VA and UCI, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • surgical treatment of epilepsy;
  • indications for epilepsy surgery - ictal video-EEG, imaging and metabolic methods;
  • semi-invasive and invasive video-EEG - intracranial video-EEG;
  • curative procedures - amygdalohippocampectomy/temporal lobectomy;
  • palliative procedures - multilobar resections, hemispherectomy;
  • multiple subpial transactions (MSPT) - epileptogenic cortex isolation;
  • vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) - contraindicated resection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indications for epilepsy surgery

  • Semi-invasive and invasive video-EEG

  • Operations

  • Curative procedures

  • Palliative procedures

  • Acknowledgments

  • Further reading