Long-term outcome and predictors of seizure outcome in surgical resection of drug-resistant epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Surgical resection is effective for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy secondary to encephalomalacia with the total seizure free rate stable 5 years after surgery.

Why this matters

  • Identifying seizure outcome predictors will aid selection of optimal surgical candidates in drug-resistant epilepsy secondary to encephalomalacia as well informing patients during pre-operative counseling.