, Volume 55, Issue 3-4, pp 253-264

The incidence of postoperative seizures

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Summary

Overall, supratentorial neurosurgical procedures are associated with a 17% risk of developing postoperative seizures. The incidence varies, but treatment of an arteriovenous malformation, an intracerebral haematoma, a middle cerebral artery aneurysm, an abscess, and meningiomas carry the highest risk. The role of prophylactic anticonvulsant therapy is discussed.