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Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Responds Well to Neurostimulation

70% of patients see reduced seizures 6 years after treatment.


Brain-responsive neurostimulation may be an effective treatment option for patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, according to a recent study of 111 subjects. When following up for an average of 6.1 years on patients who had the procedure, researchers found it reduced seizures by a median average of 70%. Twenty-nine percent of patients had at least 1 seizure free period that lasted at least 6 months and 15% had at least 1 seizure free period lasting at least 1 year.

Geller EB, Skarpaas TL, Gross RE, et al. Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy [published online April 11, 2017]. Epilepsia. doi: 10.1111/epi.13740

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