Table 1 Sample characteristics
Mesial temporal resection (n = 26)Non-mesial temporal resection (n = 16)Controls (n = 41)
Gender n (%)
    Male15 (58)8 (50)19 (46)
    Female11 (42)8 (50)22 (54)
Laterality of resection n (%)
    Left15 (58)13 (81)NA
    Right11 (42)3 (19)
Age (years)
    Mean (SD)36 (11.9)33 (9.8)35 (12.9)
    Range18 to 5619 to 6018 to 63
Age of epilepsy onset
    Mean (SD)15.31 (11.9)15.5 (11.2)NA
    Range1 to 451 to 35
Febrile convulsions n (%)
    Yes13 (54)2 (12.5)NA
    No11 (46)14 (82.5)
Presurgical seizure frequency (per month)
    Mean (SD)14.3 (22.7)39.4 (50.3)NA
    Range1 to 1001 to 150
Seizure type n (%)
    CPS14 (54)9 (56)NA
    CPS+secondarily generalised12 (46)7 (44)
Pathology n (%)
    Mesial temporal sclerosis20 (77)0NA
    Other*6 (23)16 (100%)
  • CPS, complex partial seizures.

  • *The other group includes all other pathologies—for example, dysplasias, malformations of cortical development.