Frequency and characteristics of visual field deficits after surgery for mesial temporal sclerosis

Evelyn S. Tecoma, Kenneth D. Laxer, Nicholas M. Barbaro, Gordon T. Plant

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Abstract

In a series of 33 patients undergoing tailored temporal lobe resection for mesial temporal sclerosis, the frequency of postoperative visual field deficit (WD) was 52%. The size and configuration were similar after operation in the right and left hemispheres. We observed partial upper quadrantanopias in 16 of 28 patients who became seizure-free and in only one of five patients with residual seizures. VFDs may provide an independent measure of the functional extent of resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1238
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993

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Tecoma, E. S., Laxer, K. D., Barbaro, N. M., & Plant, G. T. (1993). Frequency and characteristics of visual field deficits after surgery for mesial temporal sclerosis. Neurology, 43(6), 1235-1238.