Key clinical point: Stereotactic laser amygdalohippocampotomy (SLAH) has superior functional outcomes, compared with open resection, in patients with medial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Major finding: The rate of functional improvement was 13.2% among patients who underwent SLAH and 0% among patients who underwent open resection.
Study details: A comparison of 73 patients who underwent SLAH or open resection for medial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Disclosures: The study was partially supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and Medtronic. The investigators did not report any conflicts of interest.
Drane DL et al. AES 2019. Abstract 1.34.