Amygdala enlargement and long-term prognosis in temporal lobe epilepsy with amygdala enlargement

Takeaway

  • Long-term antiepileptic drug (AED) response in those with temporal lobe epilepsy with amygdala enlargement (TLE-AE) is independently predicted by the rate of volume reduction of the enlarged amygdala (EAV) and initial treatment response.

Why this matters

    Short-term MRI follow-up of the volume reduction rate of the EAV may be appropriate to predict long-term AED response and tailor individual TLE-AE treatment plans.