Surgical management of temporal lobe tumor-related epilepsy in children


Cataltepe O., Turanli G., Yalnizoglu D., Topcu M., Akalan N.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.102, no.3, pp.280-287, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/ped.2005.102.3.0280
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-287

Abstract

Object. Slow-growing, low-grade temporal lobe tumors are one of the most common causes of epilepsy in children. Although there are numerous consistent features in this patient group, consensus about the management and surgical approach is lacking. In this study the authors review the clinical, pathological, and radiological features as well as outcome data obtained in 29 pediatric patients with temporal lobe tumor-related epilepsy and discuss the surgical treatment strategies.