What is Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Brain surgery

Selective amygdalohippocampectomy (sAHE) is a widely used surgical procedure in the treatment of medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 6 3
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 2 1
Brain Tumor 1 0
Seizures 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 1
Memory and cognition problems 1
Memory lapses (brain blinks) 1
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy

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Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 49 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
100 seizures
126 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See Tonialpha's full Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy history

Jun 10, 1991 (Started Jun 10, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Left temporal lobe; location from injury found.)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: memory was evident w/ numbers and names
Cost: $200+ monthly

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