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, 24 (6), 97-102

Epilepsy Surgery in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia: Our Experiences Since 2004

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Epilepsy Surgery in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia: Our Experiences Since 2004

Ang Song Yee et al. Malays J Med Sci.

Abstract

Epilepsy surgery has been performed by a few centres in Malaysia, including Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). To date, a total of 15 patients have undergone epilepsy surgery in HUSM. The epilepsy surgery included anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) with amygdalohippocampectomy (AH) and Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). The surgical outcomes of the patients were assessed using the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) outcome scale. The ILAE scores for patients who underwent ATL with AH were comparatively better than those who underwent VNS. One of the patient who underwent ATL with AH and frontal lesionectomy was found to have psychosis during follow up. Epilepsy surgery has proven to be an important treatment for medically resistant epilepsy. Thus it is important to raise public awareness regarding epilepsy and its treatment.

Keywords: Malaysia; epilepsy; stimulation; surgery; vagus nerve.

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