New expert guidance on classifying complications of epilepsy surgery

Takeaway

  • A multidimensional protocol for reporting complications could help to reduce adverse effects associated with epilepsy surgery and invasive diagnostic procedures.

Why this matters

    Although epilepsy surgery can help to reduce seizure burden, the risk of complications and adverse events can be a barrier to its use. However, identifying risk factors for complications associated with epilepsy surgery and invasive diagnostic procedures is hindered by a lack of consistency. This protocol will promote safety in epilepsy surgery by identifying risk factors for complications.