Ibn Sina Hospital announced on Saturday it had performed six intricate neurological operations on patients suffering from acute epilepsy.
The operations were performed with the assistance of a foreign visiting specialist and were all deemed successful, said chief of the neurological unit at the hospital Dr. Faisal Sayer in a statement to KUNA.
The six cases treated had to do with mesial temporal sclerosis, right temporal cystic lesion, right temporal cavernoma, and cortical dysplasia, he said, noting that patients suffering from epilepsy are treated in stages.
First they are examined to see if they respond to oral medicine and this is known as the refractory epilepsy stage, followed by a second stage where MRI is used as well as lctal spect or EEG - video monitoring of the patient's brain, said Dr. Sayer.
The third stage is the epileptogenic focus where the patient is operated on by a team of specialist surgeons, he said.