Clinically Significant Visual Deficits after Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Mesiotemporal Epilepsy.

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Summary of "Clinically Significant Visual Deficits after Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Mesiotemporal Epilepsy."

Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has recently gained popularity as a minimally invasive surgical option for the treatment of mesiotemporal epilepsy (mTLE). Similar to traditional open procedures for epilepsy, the most frequent neurological complications of LITT are visual deficits; however, a critical analysis of these injuries is lacking.


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Name: Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
ISSN: 1423-0372
Pages: 1-9


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