During extratemporal cortical resection, a section
of the brain cortex that is causing seizure-provoking electrical impulses is
cut away. The section is located outside of the temporal lobe.
- Brain surgery
- Brain cortex
Treated with Extratemporal Cortical Resection:
Extratemporal cortical resection is utilized in
cases of epilepsy.
Non-surgical alternatives to extratemporal cortical
resection include a ketogenic diet and anticonvulsant medication. Corpus
callostomy, vagus nerve stimulation and awake extratemporal cortical resection
are surgical alternative s to the procedure.
with Extratemporal Cortical Resection:
Extratemporal cortical resection is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Extratemporal Cortical Resection:
Possible risks following extratemporal cortical
resection include infection, brain swelling, intracranial bleeding, stoke,
partial seizures and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible
to experience difficulty speaking and a loss of memory or coordination.
after Extratemporal Cortical Resection:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
extratemporal cortical resection is good in about half of patients.
from Extratemporal Cortical Resection:
Total recovery from extratemporal cortical resection takes four to six