Hemorrhage rate in epilepsy brain surgery higher than previously thought

Takeaway

  • Stereo‐electroencephalography (SEEG) procedures in people with epilepsy are associated with a higher hemorrhage rate than previously reported.

Why this matters

  • SEEG procedures involve stereotactic placement of intracerebral depth electrodes and can result in a seizure‐free outcome in 50–65% of cases; however, there is currently no standardized or evidence‐based method for detecting or reporting complications such as hemorrhages.