Title

Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy.

Department

Neurosurgery

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy is a common condition that is frequently drug resistant. Anterior temporal lobectomy has been shown to be effective in controlling seizures but entails resecting anterior and lateral temporal lobe regions that are not necessarily included in the epileptogenic zone. Selective amygdalohippocampectomy spares uninvolved structures while providing the same benefit as anterior temporal lobectomy. This article describes the 3 most common surgical approaches for performing selective amygdalohippocampectomy and discusses their relative merits and risks.

Medical Subject Headings

Amygdala; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Hippocampus; Humans; Neurosurgical Procedures; Treatment Outcome

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

Neurosurgery clinics of North America

ISSN

1558-1349

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

17

PubMed ID

26615103

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nec.2015.08.009

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