Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery for Epilepsy Using Stereotactic MRI Guidance

S. Kathleen Bandt*, Eric C. Leuthardt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Medically refractory epilepsy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Surgery is a safe and effective option for some patients, however the opportunity exists to develop less invasive and more effective surgical options. To this end, multiple minimally invasive, image-guided techniques have been applied to the treatment of epilepsy. These techniques can be divided into thermoablative and disconnective techniques. Each has been described in the treatment of epilepsy only in small case series. Larger series and longer follow up periods will determine each option's place in the surgical armamentarium for the treatment of refractory epilepsy but early results are promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Neurosurgery
Epilepsy
Therapeutics
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Laser ablation
  • Medically refractory epilepsy
  • Stereotactic guidance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery for Epilepsy Using Stereotactic MRI Guidance. / Bandt, S. Kathleen; Leuthardt, Eric C.

In: Neurosurgery clinics of North America, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 51-58.

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