These patients are potential candidates for surgical treatment.
Maintenance of isolated nerve tissue activity after surgery plays a crucial role in the neuroprotective effects of neurosurgery treatment.
Shaoya Yin and colleagues from Tianjin Huanhu Hospital in China selected two patients with temporal-parietal-occipital (PTO) intractable epilepsy to receive posterior quadrant disconnection.
Postoperative MRI scans of the two epileptic patients showed that the disconnected brain tissue still survived, the activity of temporal-parietal occipital nerve tissue was maintained, and nerve fibers were completely disconnected.
The involved patients were followed-up for over 1 year after surgery, during which time the epilepsy was completely controlled.
The relevant paper has been published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 4, 2014).