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Epilepsy Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 382095, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/382095
Review Article

Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy

1Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 9739, USA
2Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA

Received 8 November 2010; Revised 22 February 2011; Accepted 25 March 2011

Academic Editor: Seyed M. Mirsattari

Copyright © 2012 David Spencer and Kim Burchiel. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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