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Current approaches to neurosurgical treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy in adults

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The review is dedicated to the problems of current neurosurgical treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy in the adult population of Russia and foreign countries. The literature published in the period  2010–2017 was sought in Russian and foreign databases. This  review included 58 only full-text publications. The search results  have shown that despite advances in neurosurgery for drug-resistant epilepsy and the development of new surgical procedures, the  problem of this disease has not yet been fully resolved today. This is  evidenced by fairly high global prevalence rates in patients with  postoperative epilepsy resistant to antiepileptic therapy. The  literature analysis has revealed that the mean prevalence of postoperative epilepsy is 69%. This indicator may vary according  to the type of an epileptogenic structural lesion and its location in  the brain. However, despite the rapid development of epilepsy  surgery, currently there is still a low surgical activity in the treatment  of patients with drugresistant epilepsy. Of importance is  also the presence of postoperative complications, including various  infectious complications and neurological deficit. Taking into account  the high rate of postoperative epilepsy, it is concluded that it is  appropriate to develop postoperative rehabilitation methods for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

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E. A. Narodova
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk, 660022

A. A. Narodov
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk, 660022

N. A. Shnayder
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia V.M. Bekhterev National Medical Research Center, of Psychiatry and Neurology, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk, 660022

3, Bekhterev St., Saint Petersburg 192019

D. V. Dmitrenko
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk, 660022

I. G. Strotskaya
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk, 660022


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Narodova E.A., Narodov A.A., Shnayder N.A., Dmitrenko D.V., Strotskaya I.G. Current approaches to neurosurgical treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy in adults. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2018;10(1S):81-88. (In Russ.)

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