Diverse perspectives on developments in epilepsy surgery.
|Title||Diverse perspectives on developments in epilepsy surgery.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Wilson, SJ, Engel J|
|Journal||Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association|
|Date Published||2010 Dec|
|Keywords||Epilepsy, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Neurosurgical Procedures, Treatment Outcome|
The objective of this article is to review the dramatic changes that have occurred in the field of epilepsy surgery since the founding of Epilepsy Action in 1950. We have chosen to consider these advances from the biomedical perspective (the physician and basic scientist), and the behavioral perspective (the psychologist and the patient). Both these viewpoints are equally important in understanding the evolution of epilepsy surgery over the past 60 years, but may not always be well synchronized.