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Temporal lobectomy

Temporal lobectomy

Temporal lobectomy: Temporal lobectomy is brain surgery to cut away the temporal lobe that is causing seizure-provoking electrical impulses (seizure focus).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Temporal lobectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Temporal lobectomy:

  • Epilepsy (seizure disorder)

Non-Surgical Options: Temporal lobectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Temporal lobectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Temporal lobectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Temporal lobectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Temporal lobectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Temporal lobectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Temporal lobectomy

Possible surgical complications of Temporal lobectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Temporal lobectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: This surgery is effective at stopping high-risk seizures (referred to as a drop attack) in most patients.

Temporal lobectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Temporal lobectomy: Four to six weeks.

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