Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2002 , Vol 12 , Num 1
Atilla ERDEM
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İbn-i Sina Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara In spite of the new developments in antiepileptic drugs, many epileptic people live their lives with attacks that are refractory to medical treatment. 20% of 150 000 people who develop epilepsy each year, have medically intractable seizures. Epilepsy surgery is an important alternative therapy in this group of patients. Complex partial seizure is the most frequently occurring single seizure type and makes up 55% of adult seizures. 70% to 85% of complex partial seizures originate in the temporal lobes. Therefore, temporal lobectomy continues to be the most common surgical procedure employed in these patients. In this study, besides the general surgical procedures, our epilepsy surgery series consisted of 103 amygdalo-hippocampectomy, 43 extra-temporal resection, 13 callosotomy, and 8 vagus nerve stimulation (167 cases in total) are reviewed. Anahtar Kelimeler : Epilepsy, surgical treatment, temporal