Loss of neurons from the hippocampus, a brain region that processes and stores memories, is a common cause of temporal lobe epilepsy. People with temporal epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have impaired memory and find it particularly challenging to recall details of specific events in everyday life. The researchers evaluated memory and language in 72 patients with TLE-HS who were undergoing pre-operative evaluation, then examined samples of brain tissue that were removed from the hippocampus during epilepsy surgery.
The performance on all elements of the neuropsychological tests was worse in patients with degeneration on the right side of the hippocampus compared with the left side….read more @ http://www.scitechnol.com/spine-neurosurgery.php
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