CORRESPONDENCE Unless the outcome of this series (seizure-free rate and Letter: The Paramedian postoperative morbidity) is mentioned, this approach should be Supracerebellar-Transtentorial Selective considered simply as a surgical demonstration. Amygdalohippocampectomy for Mediobasal Temporal Epilepsy To the Editor: Disclosure The surgical technique of selective amygdalohippocam- The author has no personal, financial, or institutional interest in any of the pectomy was first described by Professor Ya¸sargil and published drugs, materials, or devices described in this article. in Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery, vol 12, Springer, Vienna in 1985. The article “The Paramedian Supracerebellar Transtentorial Atilla Erdem, MD Selective Amygdalo-hippocampectomy for Mediobasal Temporal Neurosurgery Department Epilepsy” was written by Mehmet Volkan Harput, MD and Ugur ˘ Ankara University Medical Faculty Türe, MD, and published online in Operative Neurosurgery dated Samanpazari-Ankara, Turkey December 23, 2017. Some details are missing in this presentation: REFERENCES 1. How many patients were operated on by this approach? 1. Yasargil MG, Teddy PJ, Roth P. Selective amygdalo-hippocampectomy operative 2. What is the percentage of seizure-free rate in the clinical anatomy and surgical technique. In: Symon L, et al., (eds.) Advances and Technical follow-up of the operated patients? Standards in Neurosurgery. Vienna, Austria; Springer;. 1985. 3. This alternative approach should be put forward for a reason. 2. Harput MV, Türe U. The paramedian supracerebellar-transtentorial selective amygdalohippocampectomy for mediobasal temporal epilepsy. Oper Neurosurg. What reason lies beneath? What are the advantages for using 2018;14(4):462-462 this approach compared to the trans-sylvian approach? The risk-benefit ratio of this approach must be balanced 10.1093/ons/opy084 carefully. OPERATIVE NEUROSURGERY VOLUME 0 | NUMBER 0 | 2018 | 1 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/ons/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ons/opy084/4983192 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 12 July 2018
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