Epilepsy: Viewpoint—medical

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Abstract

Patients with lesions treated with radiosurgery frequently present with or later develop seizures. The seizures produced by these lesions are always partial seizures with or without secondary generalization. The acute local tissue reactions produced by radiosurgery may result in transient seizure exacerbation. The medical management and treatment considerations of seizures in these patients during these various periods are discussed. Since virtually all antiepileptic drugs (AED) are effective for the treatment of partial seizures and because comparative trials demonstrating superior efficacy are lacking with the newer agents, often AED selection is based on other considerations.​

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages723-729
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781461483632
ISBN (Print)9781461483625
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Bergey, G. K. (2015). Epilepsy: Viewpoint—medical. In Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (pp. 723-729). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8363-2_60