Last updated on November 2019

Hippocampal and Thalamic DBS for Bilateral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Age: Between 12 - 60 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients between 12 to 60 years old.
  2. Bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy patients proved by VEEG or SEEG.
  3. At least 3 seizures per month but not more than 10 seizures per month, and the longest seizure interval is no more than 30 days during the baseline.
  4. Patients failed to at least 3 antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and are receiving at least 1 AEDs now.
  5. Be able to complete seizure diary.
  6. Agree to participate this study and sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Extratemporal lobe epilepsy or with potential extratemporal epileptogenic focus.
  2. Patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
  3. IQ < 70, or unable to complete the study.
  4. Patients are pregnant or plan for it.
  5. Patients with implanted electrical stimulation medical device.
  6. Patients with other severe neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia, or neurodegenerative diseases.
  7. Patients with cerebral lesions which unsuitable for lead implantation.

Recruitment Status: Open

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