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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 24, No. 6, 2017, pp. 97-102
Bioline Code: mj17084
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2017, pp. 97-102

 en Epilepsy Surgery in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia: Our Experiences since 2004
Ang, Song Yee; Tharakan, John; Zamzuri, Idris; Bhaskar, Shalini; Sanihah, Abdul Halim; Salmi, Abd Razak; Zabidi Azhar, Mohd Hussin; Kandasamy, Regunath; Wan Mohd Nazaruddin, Wan Hassan; Laila, Mukmin; Mohamad Hasyizan, Hassan; Tan, Yew Chin; Badrisyah, Idris; Abdul Rahman Izaini, Ghani; Pal, Hillol Kanti; George, Jain; Sani, Sayuthi; Mohamed Saufi, Awang & Jafri Malin, Abdullah

Abstract

  Epilepsy surgery has been performed by a few centres in Malaysia, including Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). To date, a total of 15 patients have undergone epilepsy surgery in HUSM. The epilepsy surgery included anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) with amygdalohippocampectomy (AH) and Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). The surgical outcomes of the patients were assessed using the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) outcome scale. The ILAE scores for patients who underwent ATL with AH were comparatively better than those who underwent VNS. One of the patient who underwent ATL with AH and frontal lesionectomy was found to have psychosis during follow up. Epilepsy surgery has proven to be an important treatment for medically resistant epilepsy. Thus it is important to raise public awareness regarding epilepsy and its treatment.

Keywords
epilepsy; surgery; Malaysia; vagus nerve; stimulation

 
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