Table 2

Results of investigations and postoperative outcome in 16 patients with a foreign tissue lesion

SexAgeMRIHippo RatioEEG I/IctalSeizure semiologyEEG IctalSPECT I/IctalSPECT IctalPETNeuro/ psychSurgeryPathologyOutcomeFollow up (months)
F38RFTLNDRightCLD,CAPRightNDNDNDNLR LesionDNET130
M50RFTLNDLeftNLRightNDNDNDLR LesionCav115
M30RFTL0.95RightFCRightRight TNDRightNLR LesionDNET118
F16LFTL0.79B\LCLD,CAP,FCLeftLeft TLeftLeftLLNeocortDysp124
M50RFTLNDLeftCLD,CHTRightNDNDNDLR LesionDNET118
M50LFTL0.96LeftCLDLeftNormalLeftNDNLL LesionDNET136
M20LFTLNDNormalNLLeftLeft TLeftNDLL ATLGlioma334
M36LFTLNDCLDLeftLeft TLeftNDLL LesionCav136
M20LFTLNDLeftCLDLeftLeft TNDNDLL NeocortDysp230
M45LFTL0.96NormalNLNLNormalNDNDNLL LesionCav125
M58LFTLNDNormalCAP,FC,CHTLeftLeft TNDNDLL LesionG/Glioma329
F36LFTLNDLeftNLLeftNDNDNDLL ATLG/Glioma324
F55RFTLNDCAPRightNDNDNDLR LesionDNET135
M44LFTLNDLeftNLLeftNDNDNDLL LesionGlioma220
F18LFTLNDCLDLeftNDNDNDLL LesionDNET131
M41RFTL0.95RightCLDRightRight TRightRightNLR LesionCav218
  • FTL=foreign tissue lesion; NL=non-lateralising; ND=not done; Lesion=lesionectomy; CLD=contralateral upper limb dystonia; Neocort=neocorticectomy; CAP=contralateral arm paresis; ATL=anterior temporal lobectomy; FC=facial clonus; DNET=dysembryoblastic neuroepithelial tumour; CHT=contralateral head turn; Cav=cavernoma; I/Ictal=interictal; Dysp=dysplasia; T=temporal; G/Glioma=ganglioglioma.