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    1. Epilepsy and Temporal Lobe Resection

      Temporal lobe resection, a form of brain surgery, is highly successful in eliminating or reducing seizures in people with temporal lobe epilepsy. Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

    2. Epilepsy and Blood Testing

      WebMD explains the blood tests used in epilepsy diagnosis or treatment.

    3. Epilepsy and the Corpus Callosotomy

      Learn more from WebMD about a brain surgery called corpus collosotomy and how it can relieve seizures in people with epilepsy.

    4. Epilepsy and the Electroencephalogram (EEG)

      WebMD explains how an electroencephalogram (EEG) can be used to diagnose epilepsy.

    5. Epilepsy and Teens

      Coping with a teenager who has epilepsy presents a host of challenges for parents. WebMD offers suggestions.

    6. Epilepsy, Children, and the Ketogenic Diet

      WebMD explains the ketogenic diet and how it works to curb seizures in young children.

    7. Your Child, Sports, and Epilepsy

      Most kids with epilepsy can do just about anything, including sports. Learn from WebMD what precautions you should take.

    8. Caring for a Child with Epilepsy

      If your child has epilepsy, there are special safety concerns your family needs to be aware of. Find out what they are.

    9. Questions About Medicines for Epilepsy - Topic Overview

      Anterior temporal lobectomy is the removal of part of one of the brain's temporal lobes. It is the most common type of surgery for epilepsy.Anterior temporal lobectomy is used to treat people with temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common type of epilepsy in adults, when antiepileptic medicines fail to control seizures. Temporal lobe epilepsy usually causes complex partial seizures that begin in the temporal lobe.For a person who has seizures that do not get better with antiepileptic medicines, anterior temporal lobectomy may be a good option. Having surgery may help control epilepsy better than if the person were to keep trying antiepileptic medicines.1

    10. Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Topic Overview

      Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown cause (idiopathic). In children and teens with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep.During a myoclonic seizure:The arms, legs, torso, or facial muscles jerk rapidly as though they are being shocked.The body may jerk once or many times, on one or both sides of the body, in a rhythmic or random pattern.The person usually does not lose consciousness.Myoclonic seizures are almost always very brief.

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