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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 124-131

Surgery for drug-resistant focal epilepsy


1 Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Malla Bhaskara Rao
Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.128693

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During the colloquium on drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore on August 16-18, 2013, a number of presentations were made on the surgically remediable lesional epilepsy syndromes, presurgical evaluation, surgical techniques, neuropathology of drug resistance focal epilepsy and surgical outcome. This pictorial essay with the illustrative case examples provides an overview of the various surgical techniques for the management of drug-resistant focal epilepsy.


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