Surgery to treat focal frontal lobe epilepsy in adults Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries


  • Outcomes with fFLE surgery have improved, compared with historical series. fFLE resections restricted to the frontal lobe did not yield seizure-free rates as good as those for comparable nonfocal frontal lobe epilepsy series. All fFLE cases demonstrated histological lesions. fFLE surgery was associated with a higher risk of transient neurological deficits, most likely because of the necessity for multiple subpial transection. The outcomes and higher rates of invasive evaluations and intraoperative electrocorticography indicate the special complexities of frontal lobe epilepsy. The permanent neurological disability rate was low in this series, and there were no deaths.

publication date

  • September 2002



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006123-200209000-00008

PubMed ID

  • 12188942

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 644

end page

  • 54; discussion 654-5


  • 51


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