Bell's palsy is the most common type of facial paralysis.
It may be related to a virus such as
herpes simplex or
herpes zoster. It seems to be more likely to occur in
people who have
diabetes, and it may be more likely in pregnant women.
In the previous two articles, we have discussed patients with intractable epilepsy who have benefited from epilepsy surgery to remove or disconnect the area of the brain that propagates their seizures. Another group of people who may benefit from epilepsy surgery is those who have generalized seizures - seizures where there is no clear onset in the brain. These children may also have severe developmental delays, worsened by years of seizures. These children are the ones who can benefit from corpus...