Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder with an estimated prevalence of 4–10/1000 people per year [1].Drug treatment of epilepsy is symptomatic and is intended to suppress seizures with minimal side effects, although 33% of patients have drug-resistant epilepsy (defined as the failure of at least two tolerated and appropriately chosen and scheduled antiepileptic drugs [AEDs]) [2], mainly because of genetic modification of drug targets [3]. As adding more drugs is unlikely to make them seizure free, resective surgery is the treatment of choice for patients with medically refractory partial epilepsy.

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