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How can lesionectomy help with treating epilepsy?

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A lesion seems to cause seizures in about 20% to 30% of people with epilepsy who aren't helped by medication. It's not clear if the lesion itself triggers the seizures, or if the seizures result from irritation to the brain tissue surrounding the lesion. For this reason, a surgeon may also remove a small rim of brain tissue around the lesion. This procedure is called lesionectomy plus corticectomy.

From: Epilepsy and Lesionectomy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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