John Libbey Eurotext

Laser ablation for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy Article à paraître

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1 Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
3 Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
* Correspondence: Fábio Augusto Nascimento e Silva 55 Fruit St., Wang 7th floor, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
* Authors contributed equally.

We report a 41-year-old high-functioning, right-handed, White, English-speaking, cisgender woman with drug-resistant focal epilepsy due to left hippocampal sclerosis (figures 1A-B). Seizures occurred weekly and were characterized by right hemibody “heaviness”, expressive aphasia and unawareness. Video-EEG showed left temporal seizures with electroclinical delay; FDG-PET revealed mild left mesio-temporal hypometabolism (figure 1C). Neuropsychological testing reflected strong cognitive abilities with [...]