John Libbey Eurotext

How many adults with temporal epilepsy have a mild course and do not require epilepsy surgery? Volume 18, issue 2, June 2016

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Authors
1 Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2 Neurology Section, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia
3 Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program, Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada
* Correspondence: José F. Téllez-Zenteno Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8 Canada

Aims

Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common type of drug-resistant epilepsy in adults and commonly requires surgical treatment. While an overwhelming preponderance of literature supports the notion that a large percentage of patients with TLE benefit from surgery, there is a paucity of outcome data on patients who demonstrate a sustained response to pharmacological treatment. In this study, we present an adult cohort of patients with TLE, with the purpose of identifying the proportion of patients with a mild course of the disease, as well as potential risk factors.