Temporal lobe seizures initiate in the temporal lobes of your brain, which process emotions and are important for short-term memory. Some symptoms of a temporal lobe seizure may be related to these functions, including having odd feelings such as euphoria, deja vu or fear. A sudden sense of unprovoked fear, a feeling that what's happening has happened before. A sudden or strange odor or taste. A rising sensation in the abdomen.
A total of 186 patients underwent epilepsy surgery in our institute during the study period, and follow-up was available for 177 patients. While the adults underwent significantly more temporal lobe resections, the children had significantly more extra-temporal non-lesional resections and hemispherectomies. Over one half of all the patients had a postoperative reduction in seizures of >90%, and 72% had a reduction of >50%, with no group difference in surgical success. Among the lesionectomies, the outcome was better for tumors, especially those in the temporal lobe.
Anticonvulsant medications may help reduce or eliminate recurrent seizures in some people. They include carbamazepine, divalproex sodium, gabapentin, lamotrigine. Temporal lobe seizures may be difficult to completely control with medication alone. It is not unusual for a person to have an occasional temporal lobe seizure despite taking the correct amount of medication.