Effectiveness of Laser Tissue Ablation in Medically Intractable Epilepsy

By: Kyra Perham Introduction Patients diagnosed with medically intractable epilepsy are predisposed to higher mortality rates than patients with controlled epilepsy. Approximately one-third of individuals diagnosed with epilepsy are considered to have medically intractable epilepsy, and more than ten percent of these patients die within the first two years of initial diagnosis. Surgical intervention is […]

Temporal Lobe Resection

By: Andrew Yee Temporal Lobe Resection Temporal Lobe Resection, also called Lobectomy, is another type of surgery that treats drug-resistant Epilepsy. Drug-resistant Epilepsy occurs when seizures do not respond to antiepileptic medication. During a Temporal Lobe Resection, the doctor will remove part or all of the temporal lobe (Rath, 2021). Temporal Lobe The temporal lobe […]


By: Andrew Yee What is a Lesionectomy? As medical technology advances, those with drug-resistant epilepsy now have a cure through surgical procedures. Structural abnormalities, also known as lesions, can be surgically removed to provide patients with seizure relief. A Lesionectomy eliminates any irregularities that may be causing seizure activity (Lesionectomy, The Brain Recovery Project, 2019). […]

Focal Resection

By: Andrew Yee What is Focal Resection? Focal Resection is a type of surgery that removes (resects) the tissue from the brain that causes focal seizures. Focal Resection usually removes parts of the temporal lobe in hopes of stopping seizures, or, at a minimum, lowering the frequency. The whole lobe/tissue of the brain is not […]

Amygdalohippocampectomy: A Solution to Drug-Resistant Seizures

By: Andrew Yee Amygdalohippocampectomy:Amygdalohippocampectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat all drug-resistant epilepsy(DRE) that originates in the hippocampus and/or the temporal lobe. The main form of epilepsythat amygdalohippocampectomy targets is mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Mesialtemporal lobe epilepsy typically results from pathologies in the hippocampus, mainlyhippocampal sclerosis (Estekhareh et al., 2022). Since the seizures […]

Corpus Callosotomy: A Solution to Atonic Seizures

By: Andrew Yee Corpus Callosotomy Corpus callosotomy is a type of surgery for patients who suffer from Atonic Seizures, also known as drop attacks (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2019). the surgery is done by dividing the corpus callosum to isolate sections of the brain that cause atonic seizures. The corpus callosum is a bundle […]