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History of Neurology: Seminal Citation
March 2002

Temporal Lobectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

CHRISTOPHER G.GOETZMD

Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):482-484. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.3.482
Abstract

Temporal lobectomy is the most common neurosurgical procedure performed for medically refractory epilepsy. Temporal lobe epilepsy has historically been one of the most difficult forms of epilepsy to treat, and it carries a significant psychosocial and medical burden. The inadequacy of medical therapy led to the development of effective neurosurgical procedures, and this article cites several seminal authors who pioneered the development of the field.

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