Originally epilepsy surgery was based on physiological as well as structural principles. Increasing knowledge of the underlying pathology and improved direct brain imaging have resulted in less attention being paid to functional operations, especially stereotactic lesion-ing. Currently, the available procedures for epilepsy are stereotactic lesioning, cutting various fiber tracts or other connections, including the various methods of callosotomy and multiple sub-pial transection, and, finally, brain stimulation either with intracranial electrodes or VNS.
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