Long-term educational and employment outcomes in adults who underwent childhood epilepsy surgery

Takeaway

  • Ten years after childhood surgery for epilepsy, a majority of patients with IQ ≥70 were employed, and employment rates rose throughout the 20-year follow-up. Seizure-free patients had full-time employment rates and educational attainment similar to the general population.

Why this matters

    Understanding the long-term impacts of childhood epilepsy surgery on employment and educational attainment may help with individualized treatment selection in this population.