Diverse perspectives on developments in epilepsy surgery.

TitleDiverse perspectives on developments in epilepsy surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWilson, SJ, Engel J
JournalSeizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Volume19
Issue10
Pagination659-68
Date Published2010 Dec
ISSN1532-2688
KeywordsEpilepsy, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Neurosurgical Procedures, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03065.x
Alternate JournalSeizure