Infarction after surgery for focal epilepsy: manipulation hemiplegia revisited

Epilepsia. Jul-Aug 1987;28(4):340-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1987.tb03654.x.


The success of surgery for seizure focus resection depends on postoperative reduction or disappearance in number of seizures, improvement in psychosocial functioning, and low morbidity and mortality. Permanent neurologic sequelae are most often not discussed in this context. Deficits more than a superior quadrantanopsia are not expected after temporal lobectomy. Four cases of ischemic stroke after seizure focus resection, each distant from the site of tissue removal, are reported. These are the first such radiologically documented reports of "manipulation hemiplegia." The permanent neurologic deficits are not attributed to resected tissue or edema.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / surgery*
  • Female
  • Hemiplegia / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Temporal Lobe / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed