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Early Surgical Intervention to Treat Epilepsy


Early Randomized Surgical Epilepsy Trial




The purpose of this trial is to compare the effectiveness of early surgical intervention for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy to continued treatment with antiepileptic drugs.

Study Status: Completed


Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
Procedure: anteromesial temporal resection
Drug: antiepileptic drugs
Phase 3

Verified by University of California, Los Angeles February, 2010

Sponsored by: University of California, Los Angeles
Information provided by: University of California, Los Angeles identifier: NCT00040326

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Jerome Engel, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.., Principal Investigator

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