A New Way To Predict Surgical Outcomes for Epilepsy

epilepsy brain scanResearchers have come up with a way for epilepsy patients to receive crucial advance understanding of their chances to improve their symptoms through surgery. This is due to a new and far more accurate method of determining precisely what portions of the brain suffer from the disease. The researchers, from Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Clinic, were quoted in an article in Science Daily (Oct. 30, 2013).

Roberto Fernández Galán, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, and his collaborators’ findings can provide patients and physicians with better evidence of whether temporal lobe surgery will provide the results they seek.

“Our analysis of neuronal activity in the temporal lobe allows us to determine whether it is diseased, and therefore, whether removing it with surgery will be benefici