Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children
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This book provides a comprehensive, rigorous review of the long-term outcome literature in epilepsy surgery in both adults and children. Each chapter examines the long-term outcome literature in a separate domain; covering seizure control, social, vocational/educational and psychiatric outcomes. Behavior and cognition are also discussed. The clinical predictors of good and bad outcomes in each domain are described and the gaps in current knowledge are highlighted. Separate chapters examine the methodological challenges associated with long-term outcome studies and the special considerations associated with informed consent in this population.
Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children is essential reading for all members of multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery teams, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuropsychologists; it will enable these teams to counsel patients and parents who are considering epilepsy surgery as a therapeutic option.
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.21″ h x .69″ w x 6.14″ l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 283 pages
About the Author
Kristina Malmgren, MD, PhD
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Dept of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University,
Sallie Baxendale, PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square, London UK
J. Helen Cross, MB ChB PhD FRCP, FRCPCH
UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children,
Lingfield Surrey UK
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By Joseph J Grenier
Long Term Outcomes from Adult and Childhood Epilepsy Surgery
Spring Verlag: New York, Berlin, Heidelberg etc.
Reviewer: Joseph Grenier MD PhD MPH
This is an outstanding and unique book on epilepsy surgery outcomes and longterm prognosis for refractory epilepsy, analyzing both drug treatment and surgical treatment. The psychological, neurological, and psychiatric outcomes prior to and following surgery are compared. The following surgery types analyzed are: focal corical transection, callosotomy, hemispherectomy, disconnection via stereotaxy, and lobal resections. A discussion of extratemporal and temporal surgery is looked at in both adult and childhood. The introduction and postoperative treatments with medications is statistically analyzed. Frontal lobe, temporal, parietal, occipital surgery from MIS and lobectomy are some of the pathologies looked at.
I recommend this book to epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and research professionals with an interest in Epilepsy Research. It is a welcome addition to any medical library.