What is epilepsy surgery?
Epilepsy surgery involves removing a portion of the brain from which seizures occur. When seizures occur in a single region in the brain, epilepsy surgery is most successful. However, when at least two anti-seizure drugs have failed to control seizures, epilepsy surgery is considered a last resort.
A variety of pre-surgical tests are required to assess whether you are eligible for epilepsy surgery and how the procedure is performed.
When medications fail to control seizures, a condition is known as medically refractory epilepsy or drug-resistant epilepsy; epilepsy surgery may be possible. With or without the use of medicine, the purpose of epilepsy surgery is to stop or reduce the intensity of seizures.
Epilepsy that is not well controlled can lead to a variety of difficulties and health hazards, including the following:
- During a seizure, physical harm might occur
- If the seizure happens while you’re bathing or swimming, you could drown
- Anxiety and depression
- Children’s developmental delays
- Sudden death is a rare epilepsy consequence
- Memory or other reasoning skills are deteriorating
What are the different forms of epilepsy surgery?
Epileptic seizures are caused by aberrant brain cell activation (neurons). The sort of surgery required is determined by the location of the neurons that cause the seizure and the patient’s age. Surgical procedures include the following:
- Resective surgery
- Laser interstitial thermal therapy
- Deep brain stimulation
- Corpus callosotomy
- Functional hemispherectomy
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