MRI-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Epilepsy

Robert Y. North, Jeffrey S. Raskin, Daniel J. Curry*

*Corresponding author for this work

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MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for epilepsy (LITT-E) has become an established, minimally invasive alternative to traditional epilepsy surgery. LITT-E is particularly valuable in cases in which open surgery poses unacceptably high morbidity or patient preference precludes craniotomy. Here we present a focused review of technical details and application of LITT to both focal and generalized epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-557
Number of pages13
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Epilepsy
  • Laser ablation
  • LITT
  • MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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