Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work

Posted Jan 2 2018 in Living with epilepsy

Precise diagnosis of epilepsy and thorough analysis of the treatment options available for each individual is vital to achieve seizure freedom.

Surgery may be an option for some people, but until now there has been no way of ascertaining whether or not the seizures will continue after surgery.  Now statisticians at Rice University have developed a method for integrating neuroimaging scans to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery for epilepsy takes place.

Their hope is that this new technique will mean that patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) can avoid anterior temporal lobe resection surgery that may not help them, or can undergo other procedures that are more likely to benefit them:

Read the full article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211140857.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmind_brain%2Fepilepsy+%28Epilepsy+News+–+ScienceDaily%29

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