Epilepsy is a common complication of patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors. To date, there has been no significant reduction in seizure frequency with the use of prophylactic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), except for use as surgical prophylaxis. However, once brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) has been established, optimal treatment remains unknown. In addition, despite adequate therapeutic concentrations of AEDs, refractory seizures are often common. In this chapter, we will review the evidence for various AEDs in the context of brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE).
|Title of host publication||Epilepsy and Brain Tumors|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9780124171268, 9780124170438|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 4 2015|
- Brain tumor-related epilepsy
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