Intractable epilepsy can be defined as seizures which have not been completely controlled with AEDs 1 year after onset despite accurate diagnosis and carefully monitored treatment. Once intractable, there is a low probability of remission. Predictors of intractability include the presence of partial seizures, structural abnormalities on imaging studies, and abnormalities on the neurological examinations. If a person continues to have seizures in spite of adequate treatment with AEDs, surgical options should be considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Epilepsy research. Supplement|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|