Indications of anticonvulsant plasma levels monitoring in medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy

G. P. Cabrini, V. A. Sironi, F. Marossero, A. Baruzzi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The results of long term (19-21 mth) intensive anticonvulsant plasma levels monitoring in 2 patients with partial complex epilepsy resistant to therapy are reported. In the first case the qualitative and quantitative therapeutic adjustment based on the monitoring data caused the disappearance of the seizures. In the second case, in which a right mid-temporal calcification (abscess) was demonstrated by CT-scan, the attacks were not controlled by different drugs. The patient became seizure-free after a right temporal lobectomy. The importance of long term anticonvulsant plasma levels monitoring in partial complex epilepsies unresponsive to pharmacological therapy is discussed in detail in view of possible surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Indications of anticonvulsant plasma levels monitoring in medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this