Memory function with temporal lobe resection and hippocampal sparing

Takeaway

  • Temporal lobe resection (TLR) results in hippocampal volume (HV) reduction and memory loss even with complete hippocampal sparing (HCS).

Why this matters

  • Epilepsy surgery within the temporal lobe is associated with risk of memory decline; hippocampus-sparing resection is utilized to spare memory function.

  • In a previous study, the authors found memory decline in patients undergoing TLR with and without hippocampectomy.