Research looking at the long-term prognosis of epilepsy surgery for hard-to-treat patients found that 50% of patients were free of seizures 30 years after the surgery. The study looked at 48 people who had a temporal lobectomy, in which the part of the brain where seizures most often occur is removed, and researchers found patients who had a seizure within the first year after surgery were most likely to have them in later years.

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