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Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 4-6
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Neurology India, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 4-6
© Copyright 2009 Neurology India.
Epilepsy surgery in India|
This review traces the evolution of epilepsy surgery in India from the beginning to the present state.
During the last one and half decades, surgical treatment of epilepsies has made resurgence in this country and at present a
few centers have very active and sustained epilepsy surgery programs. Within a 14-year period, the R. Madhavan Nayar Center
for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care, Trivandrum, has undertaken over 1000 epilepsy surgeries. However, in the whole country,
annually, not more than 200 epilepsy surgeries are currently being performed. This number is a miniscule when compared to the
number of potential surgical candidates among the vast population of India. The enormous surgical treatment gap can only be
minimized by developing many more epilepsy surgery centers in different parts of our country.
Developing countries, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery
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