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Who is a candidate for lesionectomy?

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Lesionectomy may be an option for people whose epilepsy is linked to a defined lesion and whose seizures are not controlled by medication. And it must be possible to remove the lesion and surrounding brain tissue without causing damage to areas of the brain responsible for vital functions, such as movement, sensation, language, and memory. There also must be a reasonable chance that the person will benefit from surgery.

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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