Epilepsy Surgery

Specialty of Neurological Surgery

Epilepsy surgery is a procedure that is performed when patients with epilepsy not adequately respond to drugs, which happens approximately 20% of cases. That is why their quality of life is severely affected by this ailment. The surgical technique used to depend on each patient and involves removing the part of the brain that produces these seizures provided that this is not brain areas necessary for the proper functioning of the body is injured. It should be noted that there is also a benign tumor called acoustic neuroma, grows in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain, and can cause epileptic outbreaks, which should not be confused with this disease suffer chronically. Having said tumor removed by surgery, causing symptoms disappear forever.
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