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Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery at One Year May be Better Among Older Patients

Key clinical point: One-year outcomes of epilepsy surgery may be better among patients age 60 years or older, compared with younger patients.

Major finding: The rate of Engel Class I outcomes at 1 year was 88.5% among older patients and 63.5% among younger patients.

Study details: A retrospective study of 595 patients who underwent resection for drug-resistant epilepsy.

Disclosures: The study was not supported by external funding, and the investigators had no disclosures.


Bottan JS et al. AES 2019. Abstract 1.343.