Volume 1998, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426



The history of epilepsy is probably as long as human race. It is estimated that 6-7% of population suffer at least one seizure at some time in their life, between 0.5-1% of Population suffer from active epilepsy. Drug treatment even when successful is only suppressive, since none of the drugs ls curative. Surgical approach, hence is more logical as it would eliminate the cause of the seizures. In pediatric age group, the need or early surgery is even greater as frequent seizure activity interferes with neuronal migration, leading to mental retardation.

For several years only small number of patients were offered surgery, however, advances in neuroimaging studies and development of new surgical techniques have enabled Us to deal with the lesion in the eloquent areas, without any major problem.


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