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Evaluation of a pathway of epilepsy surgery in a polyvalent video-EEG center: Retrospective analysis of a series of 295 patients.
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PMID:  22726908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The supply for diagnosis and treatment is inadequate in France for epileptic patients eligible for surgery. Our institution includes a Video-electroencephalography (v-EEG) unit and a general neurosurgery department. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and morbidity of the surgery performed in a center non-dedicated to epilepsy surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of a cohort of 295 patients explored with long lasting v-EEG from 1991 to 2008 in Tours in which we evaluated the efficacy and morbidity of the surgery distinguishing between hippocampal sclerosis and other epileptogenic lesions. RESULTS: Phase I directly led to surgery in 31 cases. Of them were 19 hippocampal sclerosis were operated with no surgical morbidity, and 12 other epileptogenic lesions operated with a comorbidity in two patients. Results of surgery were similar to larger studies, with 80% of patients Engel's Class I. Best results were observed in the hippocampal sclerosis group: 94.7 Class I (IA: 84%), versus 58% Class I (IA: 33%) for other etiologies. CONCLUSION: Despite the small number of operated patients, the surgical treatment keeps its efficiency without adding morbidity. v-EEG centers combined with non-specialists neurosurgical teams can contribute to improve care without reducing their quality.
F Sauvaget; S Jeffredo-Rhanimi; S Velut; C Destrieux; B De Toffol
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuro-Chirurgie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0028-3770     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401057     Medline TA:  Neurochirurgie     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service de neurochirurgie, CHRU de Tours, 2, boulevard Tonnellé, 37044 Tours, France.
Vernacular Title:
Évaluation d'une filière médico-chirurgicale en épileptologie au sein d'un centre de vidéo-EEG polyvalent : analyse rétrospective d'une série de 295 patients.
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