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An extratemporal cortical resection in epilepsy is an operation to resect, or cut away, brain tissue that contains a seizure focus. Extratemporal means that the tissue is located in an area of the brain other than the temporal lobe. The frontal lobe is the most common extratemporal site for seizures. In some cases, tissue may be removed from more than one area/lobe of the brain.

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      Seizure (Epilepsy) Article
      • Epilepsy Facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is epilepsy?
      • What causes epilepsy?
      • What are the different kinds of seizures?
      • Focal seizures
      • Generalized seizures
      • What are the different kinds of epilepsy?
      • When are seizures not epilepsy?
      • First seizures
      • Febrile seizures
      • Nonepileptic events
      • Eclampsia
      • How is epilepsy diagnosed?
      • Can epilepsy be prevented?
      • How can epilepsy be treated?
      • How does epilepsy affect daily life?
      • Are there special risks associated with epilepsy?
      • What research is being done on epilepsy?
      • How can I help research on epilepsy?
      • What to do if you see someone having a seizure
      • Conclusion
      • Where can I get more information?

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