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What are risks of epilepsy surgery?

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Several types of brain surgery can prevent or reduce epileptic seizures. Operations can carry risks, like:

If you have a seizure right after surgery, your doctor may suggest a second surgery. It usually isn’t a sign of failure, but that your surgeon didn’t remove all the brain tissue that causes seizures.

  • Infection and bleeding, as well as the chance of an allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
  • Making existing problems worse or creating new problems with your brain. You could lose vision, speech, memory, or movement.
  • A return of seizures.

From: What Is Epilepsy Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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