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What is Temporal lobe epilepsy?

What is Temporal lobe epilepsy?

  • Temporal lobe epilepsy: A condition which is characterized by complex partial seizures.
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy: A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures that arise from foci within the temporal lobe, most commonly from its mesial aspect. A wide variety of psychic phenomena may be associated, including illusions, hallucinations, dyscognitive states, and affective experiences. The majority of complex partial seizures (see EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL) originate from the temporal lobes. Temporal lobe seizures may be classified by etiology as cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (i.e., related to an identified disease process or lesion). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p321)
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Temporal lobe epilepsy: Introduction

Types of Temporal lobe epilepsy:

Broader types of Temporal lobe epilepsy:

How serious is Temporal lobe epilepsy?

Complications of Temporal lobe epilepsy: see complications of Temporal lobe epilepsy

What causes Temporal lobe epilepsy?

Causes of Temporal lobe epilepsy: see causes of Temporal lobe epilepsy

What are the symptoms of Temporal lobe epilepsy?

Symptoms of Temporal lobe epilepsy: see symptoms of Temporal lobe epilepsy

Complications of Temporal lobe epilepsy: see complications of Temporal lobe epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Temporal lobe epilepsy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Temporal lobe epilepsy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Temporal lobe epilepsy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Temporal lobe epilepsy.
Treatments for Temporal lobe epilepsy: see treatments for Temporal lobe epilepsy
Research for Temporal lobe epilepsy: see research for Temporal lobe epilepsy

Name and Aliases of Temporal lobe epilepsy

Main name of condition: Temporal lobe epilepsy

Other names or spellings for Temporal lobe epilepsy:

Temporal lobe epilepsy: Related Conditions

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