Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children

  • Kristina Malmgren
  • Sallie Baxendale
  • J. Helen Cross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kristina Malmgren, Sallie Baxendale, J. Helen Cross
    Pages 1-4
  3. Kristina Malmgren, Anna Edelvik, John S. Duncan
    Pages 19-41
  4. Torsten Baldeweg, Caroline Skirrow
    Pages 85-101
  5. Torbjörn Tomson
    Pages 125-133
  6. Caroline Skirrow, Torsten Baldeweg
    Pages 151-164
  7. Jana E. Jones, Melissa Hanson
    Pages 165-192
  8. Kristina Malmgren, Anneli Ozanne, Sarah J. Wilson
    Pages 209-224
  9. Ying Meng, George M. Ibrahim
    Pages 233-242
  10. Sallie Baxendale
    Pages 243-253
  11. Nathalie Jetté, Samuel Wiebe
    Pages 255-267
  12. Kristina Malmgren, Sallie Baxendale, J. Helen Cross, Philippe Ryvlin
    Pages 269-275
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, rigorous review of the long-term outcome literature in epilepsy surgery in both adults and children. Each chapter examines the long-term outcome literature in a separate domain; covering seizure control, social, vocational/educational and psychiatric outcomes. Behavior and cognition are also discussed. The clinical predictors of good and bad outcomes in each domain are described and the gaps in current knowledge are highlighted. Separate chapters examine the methodological challenges associated with long-term outcome studies and the special considerations associated with informed consent in this population. 

Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children is essential reading for all members of multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery teams, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuropsychologists; it will enable these teams to counsel patients and parents who are considering epilepsy surgery as a therapeutic option.


epilepsy surgery long-term outcome seizure outcome social outcome study methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristina Malmgren
    • 1
  • Sallie Baxendale
    • 2
  • J. Helen Cross
    • 3
  1. 1.Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical and Experimental EpilepsyNational Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and Young EpilepsyLingfieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17782-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17783-0
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