from those proposed by Rasmussen before 1975. These are "when adequate medical treatment in a patient with (focal) epilepsy has failed to give satisfactory control of the attacks, which interfere significantly with the patient's ability to lead a normal or near normal life". The main purpose of surgery is to decrease the seizure tendency rather than to "cure" the epilepsy and the patient and their relatives must have sufficient motivation because the investigation and surgery require the patient's complete and enthusiastic co-operation. In dealing with large numbers of patients with a variety of epilepsies, it is possible to use a structured scheme of management which, at each stage, allows the team to decide whether a patient can be offered surgery, withdrawn from the program or be further investigated. This is illustrated in Table 34.1.

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