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Successful epilepsy surgery in a patient with neurosarcoidosis

Journal article
Authors Kristina Malmgren
Jan Lycke
Elisabeth Engman
Anders Hedström
Lars Jönsson
Bertil Rydenhag
Claes Nordborg
Published in Epilepsia
Volume 51
Issue 6
Pages 1101-1103
ISSN 1528-1167
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Pathology
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Radiology
Pages 1101-1103
Language en
Keywords Neurosarcoidosis; Sarcoidosis; Temporal lobe epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery; Seizure outcome
Subject categories Neurology


This case concerns a patient with generalized neurosarcoidosis and pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy. Although immunosuppressive therapy resulted in remission of the neurosarcoidosis, seizures continued and were shown to originate from the right temporal lobe (TL). The patient underwent a right anterior temporal lobe resection (TLR) and obtained >90% reduction of seizure frequency.

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