What is Right Temporal Lobe Resection?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Brain surgery

A temporal lobe resection is brain surgery performed to control seizures. In this procedure, brain tissue in the temporal lobe is resected, or cut away, to remove the seizure focus. The anterior (front) and mesial (deep middle) portions of the temporal lobe are the areas most often involved.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 12 8
Brain tumor 3 2
Seizures 2 2
Pain in lower back 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Right Temporal Lobe Resection

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1
Hearing loss 1
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 9
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