Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsies

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About Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsies

Seizures arising in front, base and middle portions of the brain can be pinpointed, but often with more difficulty.

  • The rapid spread of seizure activity in the brain means the seizures are often convulsive.
  • The seizure focus may be in or near functionally important areas that should not be removed, requiring functional assessment.
  • The surgical success rate, including all non-temporal surgeries but not lesions, is around 45 percent across centers in the United States.

The UCLA Epilepsy Program, in affiliation with the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center, offers surgical options for treating the different types of epilepsy.

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