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Lateralizing value of memory tests in drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy.

Our aim was to test the lateralizing value of a neuropsychological battery including several memory tests on a large sample of consecutive patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) evaluated for epilepsy surgery. We studied 73 righthanded patients (56% males, mean age 35.3 ± 11.2 years, 49% left TLE) aged 16 years or older with normal IQ who underwent a preoperative neuropsychological assessment including several memory tests and were seizure-free after at least 1 year of follow-up.

L. G. Grammaldo, T. Giampa`, P. P. Quarato, A. Picardi, A. Mascia, A. Sparano, G. N. Meldolesi, F. Sebastiano, V. Esposito, G. Di Gennaro.