Establishment of low cost epilepsy surgery centers in resource poor setting


Epilepsy is one the commonest neurological diseases with a prevalence of 5 per 1,000 person-years.[1,2] Treatment with antiepileptic drugs remains the primary therapy for all types of epilepsies. However, approximately one third of patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy do not adequately respond to antiepileptic drugs.[3,4] In selected patients with drug resistant epilepsy, epilepsy surgery remains the most effective treatment option [5–7].


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