Cavernous angiomas and refractory temporal lobe epilepsy: Excellent results following lesionectomy and removal of the epileptogenic zone, sparing the mesial temporal structures

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Cavernous angiomas accounted for five of a total of 98 patients with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy treated surgically at Indiana University from 1984 to 1992. The mean age of onset of seizures was 17.2 years. Head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed characteristic features in all patients, but computed tomography of the head was negative in three patients. Most patients had evidence of old hemorrhage either on head MRI, noted at the time of surgery, or in the pathological specimen. Lesionectomy and removal of the epileptogenic area, sparing the mesial temporal structures, led to excellent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994



  • Cavernous angiomas
  • Epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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