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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Alternative surgical procedures to help drug-resistant epilepsy -- a review Volume 5, numéro 2, June 2003

Auteur
Academic Neurosciences Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
  • Mots-clés : epilepsy surgery, radiosurgery, vagus nerve, callosotomy, subpial transection, intracerebral stimulation
  • Page(s) : 63-75
  • Année de parution : 2003

Auteur(s) : Charles E Polkey Academic Neurosciences Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom Correspondence:C. E Polkey, MD FACS, E-mail: polkeyceaol.com The origins of surgery for epilepsy are physiological rather than structural. The schools started in Montreal by Penfield and in Paris by Bancaud were physiological with identification of the focus by various functional means followed by an appropriate surgical resection. By the late 1960’s there was clear [...]