Brain Scans May Help Doctors Navigate Surgery For Epilepsy

Опубликовано 11 января 2017, 22:07
According to UPI, new guidelines suggest MRI scans might help doctors protect critical areas of the brain before surgery to treat epilepsy. The American Academy of Neurology reports scientists found the scans may be a safer and less invasive alternative to another more commonly used procedure. When medication doesn't effectively control epilepsy, surgery may be recommended. Doctors can remove the part of the brain that triggers seizures or use certain procedures to control seizure activity. Before surgery, however, the brain must be "mapped" to ensure the regions responsible for language and memory aren't damaged during the procedure.

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