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Title: Seizure outcome and pathological findings following temporal lobectomy in patients with complex partial seizures and foreign tissue lesions seen only on MRI.
Authors: Murphy, M A;Fabinyi, Gavin;Berkovic, Samuel F;Kalnins, Renate M;Bladin, Peter F
Affiliation: Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Anatomical Pathology, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1994
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia; 1(1): 38-41
Abstract: 11 patients with foreign tissue lesions (FTL) in the temporal lobe associated with complex partial seizures (CPS) were studied. All had lesions clearly definable on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) but not seen on computerised tomographic (CT) scans. All cases showed seizure reduction following temporal lobectomy with 10 becoming seizure free. Pathology showed 9 tumours, 1 hamartoma and 1 cavernous angioma. Hippocampus was available for examination in 7 cases, showing abnormalities in 6. Our findings suggest MRI be mandatory in screening patients with CPS and that following surgery, outcome should be excellent.
Internal ID Number: 18638724
Type: Journal Article
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