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Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy (HealthDay)

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay 

Dr. Cynthia Harden, Chief, Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography, Cushing Neuroscience Institute, discusses how the lives of epilepsy patients are significantly improved by surgical intervention.


Surgery can significantly improve seizure control and quality of life among people with epilepsy, according to a study stretching over 26 years.

“This study may be the longest follow-up of epilepsy surgery patients in that it spans three decades, during which there were several eras of neuroimaging [brain-scanning] techniques,” said Dr. Cynthia Harden, chief of the division of epilepsy and electroencephalography at the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, part of North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, NY.

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