Postoperative EEG and seizure outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy surgery

Giancarlo Di Gennaro, Pier Paolo Quarato, Fabio Sebastiano, Vincenzo Esposito, Paolo Onorati, Addolorata Mascia, Pantaleo Romanelli, Liliana G. Grammaldo, Carolina Falco, Ciriaco Scoppetta, Fabrizio Eusebi, Mario Manfredi, Giampaolo Cantore

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Objective: To assess the prognostic value of scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) after epilepsy surgery, we investigated whether postoperative EEG abnormalities (interictal epileptiform discharges, IED; interictal slow activity, ISA) were associated with seizure outcome and other patient characteristics after resective surgery in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Methods: Sixty-two patients with medically refractory TLE who underwent surgery were studied. Patients were categorized according to etiology (mesiotemporal sclerosis vs. tumors/cortical dysplasias); extent of surgical resection (extensive vs. limited); and amount of preoperative IED on wake EEG (oligospikers,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1219
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Neurophysiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • Electroencephalogram
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Outcome
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Neurology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Physiology (medical)

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