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epilepsy involves the portions of the brain that
control emotions and memory. The temporal lobes are located on each side of the
head just above the ears at the temples. Temporal lobe epilepsy can cause both
partial and generalized seizures.
Temporal lobe seizures cause behaviors such as smacking of the lips
or rubbing the hands together. Other features of the seizures may include
emotional or thought disturbances and hallucinations involving sounds, smells,
Treatment with medicine controls seizures in many people who have
temporal lobe epilepsy. A type of brain surgery called anterior temporal
lobectomy is another treatment option for people with this type of
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Current as ofJune 2, 2016
Current as of:
June 2, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
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