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Comment & Response
April 21, 2015

Surgical Treatment for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • 2Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA. 2015;313(15):1572-1573. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2886

In Reply The potential adverse events after surgical treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy need to be carefully considered in the evaluation of patients with intractable seizure disorders. The overall morbidity of anterior temporal lobectomy in large surgical series is low.1 The superior quadrantanopia that may be identified subsequent to an anterior temporal lobectomy that does not interfere with the ability to operate a motor vehicle is usually an asymptomatic finding.

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