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Early and late cognitive changes following temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy.

Authors
  • Rausch, R
  • Kraemer, S
  • Pietras, C J
  • Le, M
  • Vickrey, B G
  • Passaro, E A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Mar 25, 2003
Volume
60
Issue
6
Pages
951–959
Identifiers
PMID: 12654959
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Surgery-induced verbal memory deficits following LTL surgery continue 13 years after surgery. Late, possibly age-related, declines in multiple memory scores are seen in patients with temporal lobe surgery and nonsurgical patients with epilepsy. Patients with LTL surgery may be at risk for a more rapid decline in selective verbal memory skills. Evaluations of treatments for intractable epilepsy that compromise memory functions should consider the further quality of life impact of late age-related memory declines.

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