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Epilepsy Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 624519, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/624519
Review Article

Neuropathology of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

1Department of Pathology, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5A5
2Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5A5

Received 1 September 2011; Revised 20 January 2012; Accepted 7 February 2012

Academic Editor: Seyed M. Mirsattari

Copyright © 2012 Fahd Al Sufiani and Lee Cyn Ang. 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.

Abstract

Pathologic findings in surgical resections from patients with temporal lobe epilepsy include a wide range of diagnostic possibilities that can be categorized into different groups on the basis of etiology. This paper outlines the various pathologic entities described in temporal lobe epilepsy, including some newly recognized epilepsy-associated tumors, and briefly touch on the recent classification of focal cortical dysplasia. This classification takes into account coexistent pathologic lesions in focal cortical dysplasia.