What is the efficacy of surgery for drug-resistant epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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At follow-up, 11 of the 15 surgery patients (73%) were seizure free during postoperative year 2; none of the patients in the medication-only group were seizure free over the same period. The researchers warned, however, that the results must be interpreted cautiously, as the trial was halted prematurely because of slow accrual. [62]

For more information on surgical management, see Identification of Potential Epilepsy Surgery Candidates and Outcome of Epilepsy Surgery.


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