Epilepsy surgery is now performed at six Swedish centres, among them Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg. Each year, around 80 patients undergo epilepsy surgery in Sweden. Around 50% of the operated patients become free of seizures, and most of the others are greatly improved.
Considering that epilepsy surgery is so effective but at the same time very costly, continuing methodological development is essential. Research is being done on the patophysiological and patho-anatomical background of severe epilepsy; on neuroimaging and neurophysiological diagnostic methods; on the effects of surgery on memory, linguistic capability and other cortical functions; on the medical and psychosocial outcome of epilepsy surgery, and on the costs of different therapeutic methods.
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