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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/ped.2005.102.3.0280
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-287
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


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.