Brain surgery for epilepsy side effects








Epileptic Seizures May Dissipate After Brain Surgery - ABC News

03/03/2015
04:32 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Brain surgery for epilepsy side effects
Epileptic Seizures May Dissipate After Brain Surgery - ABC News

While epilepsy experts say that complications from brain surgery sign that a person is in recovery, side effects of drastic brain surgery can.

But the operation affected parts of his memory, especially his short-term memory.

Despite the relative success of surgery for epilepsy, patients are sometimes left with distinct holes in their thinking, reasoning or memory post-surgery.

Eskandar said the success rate of surgery to remove a portion of the brain -- and about half of patients with epilepsy have problem areas in the temporal lobes, in the center of the brain -- is about 80 percent, and patients show a reduced rate of seizures.

"It really solved the problem," said Barron, and reported that he had only had five seizures in the past 30 years, compared to up to 30 per day at his worst, pre-surgery.

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While epilepsy experts say that complications from brain surgery usually occur immediay after the operation and that reduced seizure activity is a good sign that a person is in recovery, side effects of drastic brain surgery can arise unexpectedly.

"If a part of the brain is the seizure's focus, that means it's not working properly anyway.

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Who Gets Epilepsy Surgery - Neurology Neurological Sciences

03/03/2015
02:04 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Who Gets Epilepsy Surgery - Neurology Neurological Sciences

Yet, while epilepsy surgery has come along way since then, it's still not for have daily seizures and side effects, but still do not want to consider brain surgery.

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How Epilepsy Surgery Can Control Seizures - Epilepsy Center

03/03/2015
12:44 | Author: Allison King

Brain surgery for epilepsy side effects
How Epilepsy Surgery Can Control Seizures - Epilepsy Center

Their seizures always start in a central location in the brain. Their seizures Benefits, Risks, and Side Effects of Epilepsy Surgery. Epilepsy.

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But before agreeing to undergo brain surgery, it's important to understand and weigh the risks and benefits. If these criteria are met, then epilepsy surgery may be a possibility.

If they always happen in that area of the brain, then removing it should eliminate the seizures.

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How surgery works - e-pilepsy

03/03/2015
02:12 | Author: Chloe Allen

Brain surgery for epilepsy side effects
How surgery works - e-pilepsy

One of the side effects of epilepsy surgery in the temporal lobe may be the It is important to realise that brain surgery for epilepsy may not always lead to a.

In temporal lobe epilepsy, particularly when there is scarring of the hippocampus, up to two thirds of all people can enjoy seizure freedom after the surgery.

Seizures may arise in a small area of the brain but then, through these many connections, spread to other areas and eventually to the entire brain. The brain consists of 100 billion nerve cells with trillions of connections.

The surgeon may then decide instead to cut the connections by which the seizure spreads (termed ‘subpial transection’).

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AANS - Epilepsy

03/03/2015
04:00 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Brain surgery for epilepsy side effects
AANS - Epilepsy

Epilepsy Updated May 2012. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by . patients should discuss potential benefits, side effects and risks with their doctors. Epilepsy surgery can benefit patients who have seizures associated with.

One question that is used to further classify partial seizures is whether consciousness (the ability to respond and remember) is "impaired" or "preserved." The difference may seem obvious, but there actually are many degrees of consciousness impairment or preservation. Some partial seizures are related to head injury, brain infection, stroke or tumor, but in most cases, the cause is unknown.

Epilepsy Foundation - http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ Mayo Clinic's Epilepsy Page - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/epilepsy/DS00342 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Epilepsy Page - http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm Epilepsy Therapy Project - http://www.epilepsy.com/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epilepsy Page - http://www.cdc.gov/Epilepsy/ American Epilepsy Society - http://www.aesnet.org/ International League Against Epilepsy/International Bureau for Epilepsy - http://www.epilepsy.org/

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