Contribution to the discussion on stereotaxic surgery for epilepsies

G. Avanzini

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Stereotaxic lesions of different structures and pathways (thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, Forel's fields) supposedly involved in generation and/or propagation of generalized discharges, have not been demonstrated to affect significantly the epileptic symptomatology. On the contrary the stereotaxic approach to the surgery of deep temporal (hippocampal, amigdalar) foci, is a valuable alternative to temporal lobectomy, provided that the target is defined according to a systematic clinic-electrophysiological study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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