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Auditory Auras May Signal Poor Surgical Outcomes

Drug-resistant patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and auras had a poorer prognosis.


Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy are more likely to fare poorly after surgery if they experience auditory auras. When Ali A. Asadi-Pooya and associates performed a retrospective analysis of 1186 drug-resistant patients who had had a temporal resection, they found that those with auditory auras were more likely to relapse after surgery, when compared to those who did not experience the auras ( P=.03). The side of the head in which the procedure was performed did not affect postoperative prognosis.

Asadi-Pooya AA, Wyeth D, Nei M, et al. Postsurgical outcome in patients with auditory auras and drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017;66:49-52.

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