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Epilepsy surgery for refractory epilepsy due to encephalocele: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20488780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of medically intractable epilepsy is frequently assisted by the identification of structural abnormalities made possible by modern imaging techniques. The association between meningoencephaloceles and epileptic seizures is well reported in the literature. We report a patient with refractory right frontal lobe epilepsy caused by a right nasal meningoencephalocele who was rendered seizure free by endoscopic nasal excision and skull base repair, obviating the need for resective epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy patterns associated with encephalocele and their management are reviewed.
Howard J Faulkner; David R Sandeman; Seth Love; Marcus J Likeman; Desnomd A Nunez; Samden D Lhatoo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1294-9361     ISO Abbreviation:  Epileptic Disord     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-21     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891853     Medline TA:  Epileptic Disord     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalocele / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Epilepsy, Complex Partial / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery*
Ethmoid Bone / pathology,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningocele / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*

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