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What is the lobe resection surgery for epilepsy?

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This brain surgery divides the largest part of your brain, the cerebrum, into 4 paired sections called lobes -- the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal lobes. Temporal lobe epilepsy, in which the seizure focus is within your temporal lobe, is the most common type in teens and adults. In a temporal lobe resection, brain tissue in this area is cut away to remove the area where the seizures start. Extratemporal resection involves removing brain tissue from areas outside of the temporal lobe.

From: What Is Epilepsy Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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