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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Fahimeh Shojaei, M.D.

Overview

Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with epilepsy. Surgery is usually reserved for patients who their seizure continues to happen despite using maximum dosage of anti-seizure drugs.

Indication

Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with epilepsy. Surgery is usually reserved for patients who their seizure continues to happen despite using maximum dosage of anti-seizure drugs.[1]

Surgery

The goal of surgery in epilepsy can be divided into two categories:

Contraindications

Contraindications for vagal nerve stimulation includes:

Contraindications for deep brain stimulation includes:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 McKhann GM, Bourgeois BF, Goodman RR (September 2002). "Epilepsy surgery: indications, approaches, and results". Semin Neurol. 22 (3): 269–78. doi:10.1055/s-2002-36653. PMID 12528052.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Boon PA (September 2001). "Vagus nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy". J Clin Neurophysiol. 18 (5): 393. PMID 11709642.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Landi A, Parolin M, Piolti R, Antonini A, Grimaldi M, Crespi M, Iurlaro S, Aliprandi A, Pezzoli G, Ferrarese C, Gaini SM (May 2003). "Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease: the experience of the Neurosurgical Department in Monza". Neurol. Sci. 24 Suppl 1: S43–4. doi:10.1007/s100720300039. PMID 12774214.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Lang AE, Houeto JL, Krack P, Kubu C, Lyons KE, Moro E, Ondo W, Pahwa R, Poewe W, Tröster AI, Uitti R, Voon V (June 2006). "Deep brain stimulation: preoperative issues". Mov. Disord. 21 Suppl 14: S171–96. doi:10.1002/mds.20955. PMID 16810718.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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