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Why is long-term follow-up important after epilepsy surgery in TSC?

Dr. Aria Fallah, MD
Neurosurgeon

After epilepsy surgery for people with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), long-term follow-up is necessary in case other tubers generate seizures. When one or two abnormal tubers have been identified and successfully removed, down the road, a different tuber that may not have been seizing before, or may have been seizing but the signals were completely overshadowed by these very, very abnormal tubers, can decide to generate its own seizures. So, it's very important to have long-term follow-up after surgery.

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