Reliability of Wada test for predicting verbal memory outcome after anterior temporal lobectomy in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

M. Katagiri, K. Iida, K. Kagawa, Y. Kiura, A. Hashizume, T. Nishimoto, R. Hanaya, K. Arita & K. Kurisu
Objective: Verbal memory (VM) exacerbation is a major concern after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) of memory-dominant hemisphere in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). We elucidated the reliability of the Wada test for predicting the VM outcome after ATL. Methods: Thirty five patients[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]