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Benefits Seen With Earlier Surgery for Epilepsy

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A Cleveland Clinic study suggests that early resection using frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) surgery may improve seizure outcomes. Age younger than 18 and epilepsy duration of less than 5 years were both associated with better seizure-related outcomes. Left-sided resections and acute postoperative seizures predicted a poorer prognosis.

Abstract: Annals of Neurology, March 11, 2013 (online).

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