John Libbey Eurotext

The mesial temporal lobe epilepsies Volume 10, issue 4, December 2008


Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most frequent type of focal epilepsy and is especially likely to become medication resistant. Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is one of the epilepsy syndromes best characterized by clinical and basic science research.The 1 st International Epilepsy Colloquium was the first of a series of annual meetings that will be hosted in alternating years in Marburg (Germany), IDEE-Lyon (France) and UH Cleveland (USA). The Marburg Colloquium, directed by Prs. Rosenow, Hamer and Knake covered all aspects of the mesial temporal lobe epilepsies including the influence of genetics, psychosocial sequelae, novel imaging techniques and alternative surgical strategies used. The extensive body of knowledge that has accumulated over the recent years was made available to interested adult and pediatric epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists. The Proceedings of the 1 st International Epilepsy Colloquium will soon be published in the format of a book dedicated to Temporal Lobe Epilepsies.Abstracts of the posters presented for discussion are published in the present issue of Epileptic Disorders.