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Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
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A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures that arise from foci within the TEMPORAL LOBE, most commonly from its mesial aspect. A wide variety of psychic phenomena may be associated, including illusions, hallucinations, dyscognitive states, and affective experiences. The majority of complex partial seizures (see EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL) originate from the temporal lobes. Temporal lobe seizures may be classified by etiology as cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p321).
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Benign Psychomotor Epilepsy, Childhood
Childhood Benign Psychomotor Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Benign Psychomotor, Childhood
Epilepsy, Lateral Temporal
Epilepsy, Uncinate
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WL 385
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Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
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