10. The Surgical Therapy of Epilepsy

  1. Simon Shorvon MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP Professor of Neurology Clinical Subdean Consultant Neurologist1,2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch10

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shorvon, S. (2010) The Surgical Therapy of Epilepsy, in Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

  2. 2

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198189

Online ISBN: 9781444325201

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Keywords:

  • The Surgical Therapy of Epilepsy;
  • Presurgical assessment – general points;
  • Surgery in epilepsy arising in the mesial temporal lobe;
  • Surgery in epilepsy arising in extratemporal regions and the temporal neocortex;
  • Cortical dysplasia (malformations of cortical development);
  • Surgery where no lesion is apparent on neuroimaging (‘MRI-negative cases’);
  • Hemispherectomy, hemispherotomy and other large resections;
  • Corpus callosectomy (corpus callosum section, corpus callosotomy);
  • Other functional surgical procedures;
  • The organization of epilepsy surgery care: the epilepsy surgery centre

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Presurgical assessment – general points

  • Surgery in epilepsy arising in the mesial temporal lobe

  • Surgery in epilepsy arising in extratemporal regions and the temporal neocortex

  • Cortical dysplasia (malformations of cortical development)

  • Surgery where no lesion is apparent on neuroimaging (‘MRI-negative cases’)

  • Hemispherectomy, hemispherotomy and other large resections

  • Corpus callosectomy (corpus callosum section, corpus callosotomy)

  • Multiple subpial transection

  • Vagal nerve stimulation

  • Other functional surgical procedures

  • The organization of epilepsy surgery care: the epilepsy surgery centre