What is Right Temporal Lobectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Generic name: Brain surgery

Temporal lobectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove portions of the brain’s temporal lobe to control seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 23 9
Seizures 7 5
Ganglioglioma 1 0
Oligodendroglioma 1 0
Pain in lower back 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
2
Moderate
4
Mild
2
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Right Temporal Lobectomy

Side effect Patients
Memory problems 2
Anxious mood 1
Balance problems 1
Confusion 1
Headaches 1
Loss of peripheral vision 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Right Temporal Lobectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See all 32 patients who've stopped having Right Temporal Lobectomy

Duration

Stopped having Right Temporal Lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 10
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2 patient evaluations for Right Temporal Lobectomy

Jan 17, 1994 (Started Jan 17, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple uncontrolled seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Thanks to my surgery my seizures are under control with the medications I take. I haven't had a seizure for a long time. If I have a seizure now I now what the reason is (i.e. over stressed, change of lifestyle activities).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 1985 (Started Apr 12, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for remove part the part of my temporal lobe causing my seizures)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
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