An outcome analysis of seventeen patients treated surgically for intractable extratemporal epilepsy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122674
Title:
An outcome analysis of seventeen patients treated surgically for intractable extratemporal epilepsy.
Authors:
Mulholland, D; Ali, Z; Delanty, N; Shahwan, A; O'Brien, D F
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9.
Citation:
An outcome analysis of seventeen patients treated surgically for intractable extratemporal epilepsy., 103 (7):211-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122674
PubMed ID:
20845601
Abstract:
We studied the outcomes of seventeen patients treated surgically for extratemporal lobe epilepsy. A retrospective case review of medical charts was performed. Seizure freedom post surgery was appraised using the Engel classification system. Post-operatively seven patients (41%) were seizure free (Engel class I), four patients were class II (23.5%), two in class III (11.76%) and four in class IV (23.5%). Three patients (17.6%) suffered traumatic injuries due to seizures. The mean duration of epilepsy prior to surgery was 12.2 years and the mean number of anti-epileptic medications given was 6.5. Seizure freedom rates for surgical treatment of extratemporal epilepsy in this centre are similar to those of other centres. Post-operative morbidity in this centre was similar to other centres. Any complications resolved with no lasting impairment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Anticonvulsants; Child; Child, Preschool; Epilepsies, Partial; Female; Humans; Male; Neurosurgical Procedures; Retrospective Studies; Treatment Failure; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMulholland, Den
dc.contributor.authorAli, Zen
dc.contributor.authorDelanty, Nen
dc.contributor.authorShahwan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, D Fen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T15:08:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T15:08:16Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.citationAn outcome analysis of seventeen patients treated surgically for intractable extratemporal epilepsy., 103 (7):211-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20845601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122674-
dc.description.abstractWe studied the outcomes of seventeen patients treated surgically for extratemporal lobe epilepsy. A retrospective case review of medical charts was performed. Seizure freedom post surgery was appraised using the Engel classification system. Post-operatively seven patients (41%) were seizure free (Engel class I), four patients were class II (23.5%), two in class III (11.76%) and four in class IV (23.5%). Three patients (17.6%) suffered traumatic injuries due to seizures. The mean duration of epilepsy prior to surgery was 12.2 years and the mean number of anti-epileptic medications given was 6.5. Seizure freedom rates for surgical treatment of extratemporal epilepsy in this centre are similar to those of other centres. Post-operative morbidity in this centre was similar to other centres. Any complications resolved with no lasting impairment.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnticonvulsants-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshEpilepsies, Partial-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNeurosurgical Procedures-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Failure-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAn outcome analysis of seventeen patients treated surgically for intractable extratemporal epilepsy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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