Long-term follow-up of temporal lobectomy in children

R. G. Jarrar, J. R. Buchhalter, F. B. Meyer, F. W. Sharbrough, E. Laws

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Temporal lobectomy is an effective treatment for medically intractable seizures. The change in seizure status with prolonged postoperative follow-up is unclear. The authors followed 37 patients who underwent first time temporal lobectomy during childhood for at least 15 years. This study is the longest follow-up of children who have had a temporal lobectomy for intractable seizures. It demonstrates that seizure recurrence can increase with longer duration of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1635-1637
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 26 2002


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  • Clinical Neurology

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Jarrar, R. G., Buchhalter, J. R., Meyer, F. B., Sharbrough, F. W., & Laws, E. (2002). Long-term follow-up of temporal lobectomy in children. Neurology, 59(10), 1635-1637. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.WNL.0000034759.53430.1C