11.3.2. Radiosurgery in Epilepsy - Pathological considerations

P. House, J. Kim, N. Lanerolle, N. Barbaro

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Radiosurgery is being investigated as an alternative to open surgical resection for patients with medial temporal lobe epilepsy. Additionally, the biological effects of mesial temporal radiosurgery are being evaluated using several animal models. The mechanisms through which radiosurgery exerts antiepileptic effects have not yet been proven, but time and dose dependency have been repeatedly demonstrated. Thus, there is a need to carefully examine the histological changes in patients who have undergone radiosurgical treatment of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiosurgery and Pathological Fundamentals
EditorsGyorgy Szeifert, Marc Levivier, Douglas Kondziolka, Dade Lunsford
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Publication series

NameProgress in Neurological Surgery
ISSN (Print)0079-6492
ISSN (Electronic)1662-3924

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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