Postsurgical MRI

  • Marec von Lehe
  • Horst Urbach
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The goal of the surgical procedure is to resect or disconnect the epileptogenic area, defined as the cortex area indispensable for the generation of seizures. The epileptogenic area is—among others and, depending on the pathological substrate of the lesion—often larger than the epileptogenic lesion itself, so that extended lesionectomy (e.g., with a 5–10-mm rim of perilesional tissue) is performed. Several standardized neurosurgical procedures have been developed and refined to date.


Parahippocampal Gyrus Focal Epilepsy Seizure Outcome Temporal Lobectomy Temporal Horn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity Hospital FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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