What are the outcomes for refractory epilepsy surgery?

The largest study to date shows the result depends on the histopathology

Most people undergoing surgery for drug-resistant focal epilepsy can expect to be free of disabling seizures two years afterwards, although outcomes depend on lesion histopathology, researchers report.

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Surgery should, therefore, be considered in every person with such refractory epilepsy, with 50-77.5% of patients likely to benefit, they write in the Lancet Neurology.

In a longitudinal study across 37 centres in Europe, researchers examined outcomes among more than 9100 patients, 60% of whom were younger than 18 at epilepsy onset