Epilepsy Surgery: The Emerging Field of Neuromodulation
Epilepsy is a devastating neurological disorder that afflicts nearly 1% of the population. While resective surgery has been demonstrated to have excellent seizure-control outcomes in selected patients, many others are not candidates because the epileptogenic zone is multifocal and/or includes eloquent brain regions. Furthermore, resective surgery can be associated with neurocognitive effects, which are sometimes irreversible.
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