American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)
TitleBehavioral Change in Temporal Lobectomy
InvestigatorSheldon Benjamin, MD
Other InvestigatorsCatherine Phillips, MD, Joan Swearer, PhD, John Weaver, MD
Contact Emailsheldon.benjamin@umassmed.edu
Brief AbstractPatients undergoing temporal lobectomy for relief of refractory partical complex seizures are surveyed and undergo neuropsychological evaluation pre-op and 3 months post-op in an attempt to determine which behavioral variables change following surgery, whether seizure outcome determines behavioral outcome, and whether cognitive deficits correlate with behavioral outcome.
Inclusion/Exclusion CriteriaRefractory partial complex seizure patients undergoing temporal lobectomy (all have been at UMass)
Opportunities for CollaborationCenters that are already utilizing the same instruments (e.g. the SCL-90R) and similar surgical approaches may wish to combine outcome data.

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