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psychiatric conditions after right temporal lobectomy ?

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My daughter recently had a right temporal lobectomy (when she was 10 months old) for her epilepsy. Thank G-d she has been completely seizure-free after that-it's been four months since then. I'm just wondering now, are there any psychiatric conditions she is susceptible to in the future now that she has no right temporal lobe?


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replied January 6th, 2013
Epilepsy Answer A41411
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Temporal lobectomy is a quite successful surgery for epilepsy and about 80% of patients recover well. Like with any other surgery complications are associated with it as cognitive and behavioral disturbances, memory issues, but these are comparatively less.

It also depends on various factors as the frequeny of seizures before the surgery, severity and duration. It was good to have the surgery done. Relax and just keep a watch that the seizure does not occur again.

Take care!


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