2000
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-282x2000000600004
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Clinical characteristics and surgical outcome of patients with temporal lobe tumors and epilepsy

Abstract: -This is a retrospective study of 21 surgically treated patients with temporal lobe tumors and epilepsy. Evaluation included clinical data, EEG findings, structural scans, pathological diagnosis and postsurgical follow-up. There were 9 cases of ganglioglioma, 5 pilocytic astrocytoma, 3 ganglioneuroma, 2 dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, 1 pleomorphic xantoastrocytoma, and 1 meningioangiomatosis. Mean follow-up time was 22 months and outcome was evaluated according to Engel's classification; 76.2% were cl… Show more

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“…In comparison with those found in the literature, our results match with the best reported results (Engel Class I seizure outcomes between 46.3% and 85.7% in those who underwent surgery for an LEAT). 3,18,32,33,41,45,46,48,53,63,64,82 As expected, in the few patients with diffuse gliomas treated for refractory epilepsy (16 of 415 patients), a high percentage (37.5% [6 of 16]) underwent second-look surgery because of the diffuse borders of such lesions. All other entities for which intraoperative second-look interventions were performed as a result of iMRI detecting an In summary, in concordance with a former investigation of our iMRI study group using low-field MRI, in which the rate of re-interventions resulting from insufficient resection was 14%, a very similar result was found in the current study with a 1.5-T high-field system.…”
Section: Residual Lesions and Second-look Surgeriessupporting
confidence: 57%
“…In comparison with those found in the literature, our results match with the best reported results (Engel Class I seizure outcomes between 46.3% and 85.7% in those who underwent surgery for an LEAT). 3,18,32,33,41,45,46,48,53,63,64,82 As expected, in the few patients with diffuse gliomas treated for refractory epilepsy (16 of 415 patients), a high percentage (37.5% [6 of 16]) underwent second-look surgery because of the diffuse borders of such lesions. All other entities for which intraoperative second-look interventions were performed as a result of iMRI detecting an In summary, in concordance with a former investigation of our iMRI study group using low-field MRI, in which the rate of re-interventions resulting from insufficient resection was 14%, a very similar result was found in the current study with a 1.5-T high-field system.…”
Section: Residual Lesions and Second-look Surgeriessupporting
confidence: 57%
“…1,3,8,10,11,17 Seizures are usually simple or complex partial, and are notably and remarkably refractory to treatment (1,3,8,10,11). This condition is benign and treatable surgically, although resection can be complicated by the invasive nature of the tumor (1,3,8,10,11,17). When possible, complete resection can result in both cure of the tumor and resolution of seizures.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…1,3,22,23,39 Though there are no definitive radiographic criteria that define GG, its radiological characteristics are helpful in establishing diagnosis. 57,73 The majority of these tumors appear on T1-weighted MRI as isointense or hypointense lesions, hyperintense on T2-weighted MRI, and hyopintense on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imaging. 4,7,73,97,98 Approximately 40% to 50% of patients with GG show calcifications on CT scans, whereas 50% to 60% of tumors contain cystic components.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%