Should we reconsider epilepsy surgery? The motivation of patients once rejectedZijlmans, M., Buskens, E., Hersevoort, M., Huiskamp, G., van Huffelen, A. C. & Leijten, F. S. S., Jun-2008, In : Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 17, 4, p. 374-377 4 p.
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The pre-surgical work-up of patients with medically refractory epilepsy changes with the availability of new diagnostic procedures. New diagnostic investigations may also open up prospects for patients rejected in the past. A cohort of 71 Dutch patients rejected for epilepsy surgery 0.5-5 years earlier were approached to evaluate their willingness to undergo novel techniques. 64 (90%) responded to a questionnaire evaluating social and medical status, quality of life (QoL) and motivation to be reconsidered for epilepsy surgery. Four patients (6%) did not have seizures during the last 6 months. 56 patients (88%) were highly motivated to undergo new diagnostic procedures. Inability to localize the seizure focus had been the reason for rejection in 70% of these. We conclude that most patients once rejected for epilepsy surgery would like to benefit from novel techniques. (c) 2007 British Epilepsy Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2008|
- epilepsy, surgery, source localization, MRI, quality of life, DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY, DIFFUSION