Late results of stereotactic radiofrequency lesions in epilepsy.

F. Marossero, L. Ravagnati, V. A. Sironi, G. Miserocchi, A. Franzini, G. Ettorre, G. P. Cabrini

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Thirty-five patients with partial complex seizures and two patients with generalized epilepsy were treated by stereotactic radiofrequency lesions. Follow-up from 2 to 13 years was available in 30 patients. The stereotactic targets in patients with partial complex seizures were: a) Amygdala; b) Ammon's horns; c) parahippocampal gyrus; d) Fornix. Depending on scalp EEG and depth electrode studies, each patient had one or more target coagulated, unilaterally or bilaterally. In the 2 cases of generalized epilepsy, bilateral Forel field lesions were performed. Late surgical results are discussed in relation to the depth EEG studies and the number and site of stereotactic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica, Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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