How effective is epilepsy surgery?

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CONCLUSION: For patients who undergo temporal lobotomies,about 2/ 3rd are free of major seizures.About 10 to 15 % are not improved. For patients with extra tempiral ,neocortical epilepsy,about half are seizure free from major seizures and about 15 % are not improved. Patients seems to have better quality of life and better social function compared with their peers receiving only antiseizure medications