International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Biology | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

Review of Epilepsy Surgery and its Practical Applications

Dr Vijaykumar S Shabadi | Dr J Chandramohan

Abstract: Background Epilepsy is a very disabling problem which has a great impact on economic, social and psychological aspects of affected individuals. Epilepsy surgery is the most effective way to control drug resistant cases often leading to improvement in cognition, behavior and quality of life. The efficacy of epilepsy surgery depends on the type, underlying pathology and the accurate localization of epileptic focus by various modalities. Aims and objectives To briefly review the inception of epilepsy surgery, various indications of epilepsy surgery, pre-op evaluations and the various techniques available. Conclusion Epilepsy surgery play a major role in intractable cases and often improve quality of life if timely intervention is done. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of these epileptic syndromes amenable to surgery, and refinements in surgical techniques have all contributed to better outcomes following surgery

Keywords: epilepsy, functional anatomy, Intracable, Hemispherectomy, EEG

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,

Pages: 241 - 245

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