Memory outcome after hippocampus sparing resections in the temporal lobe.

TitleMemory outcome after hippocampus sparing resections in the temporal lobe.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWagner K, Uherek M, Horstmann S, Kadish NE, Wisniewski I, Mayer H, Buschmann F, Metternich B, Zentner J, Schulze-Bonhage A
JournalJournal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume84
Issue6
Pagination630-6
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

Epilepsy surgery within the temporal lobe of the language dominant hemisphere bears the risk of postoperative verbal memory decline. As surgical procedures have become more tailored, the question has arisen, which type of resection within the temporal lobe is more favourable for memory outcome. Since the hippocampus (HC) is known to play an essential role for long-term memory, we examined whether HC sparing resections help to preserve verbal memory functions.

DOI10.1167/iovs.12-10847
Alternate JournalJ. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.