Currently there are 3 epilepsy surgery programs in Taiwan, Taipei Veterans General Hospital for adults and children from 1987, Linkou Cheng Gung Memorial Hospital from 1988, and Hualien Tzu Chi Medical Center from 2002. To date, more than 800 patients have been operated, including lesionectomy, callosotomy, hemispherectomy, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation. The development of epilepsy surgery service was attributed to establishment of Taiwan Epilepsy Society in 1990, and availability of various modern techniques to determine the lesions, epileptogenic foci and cortical function.
|Issue number||Supplement 2|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|