Temporal lobe epilepsy

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2023 Jan 30;143(2). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.22.0369. Print 2023 Jan 31.
[Article in English, Norwegian]


The temporal lobes are the part of the brain most likely to give rise to epileptic seizures. Seizures originating in the temporal lobes vary greatly in character; some may be so unusual that they are not even recognised as epileptic. For patients who have been diagnosed with hippocampal sclerosis and whose seizures cannot be controlled with drugs, epilepsy surgery may be a good treatment option. In this brief clinical review, we summarise the key features of epilepsy and highlight the importance of accurate and early diagnosis for achieving good clinical outcomes.

MeSH terms

  • Brain
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy*
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe* / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe* / drug therapy
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe* / surgery
  • Hippocampus / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Seizures
  • Temporal Lobe / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Lobe / surgery