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Brain Surgeries to Stop Seizures

Brain Surgeries to Stop Seizures 2017-07-31T06:13:58+00:00

Epilepsy surgery is any type of brain surgery where parts of the brain are removed, disconnected, or stimulated to stop seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy surgeries. Which procedure is used depends upon the type of seizures presented, where they are localized in the brain, and the training and experience of the neurosurgeon. They include, but are not limited to:

Hemispherectomy

Lobectomy (single or multiple lobes)

Temporoparietaloccipital disconnection

Lesionectomy

Hippocampal transection

Posterior quadrant resection or disconnection

There are other procedures which are not intended to stop the seizures completely, but are instead but instead aim to stop the seizures after they begin. These are known as palliative procedures. They include:

Corpus callosotomy

Multiple subpial transection

Vagus nerve stimulation

Responsive neurostimulation

Cortical and deep brain stimulation

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