Hippocampal shrinkage after temporal lobe resection and its influence on postoperative verbal memory change

Florian Muecke promovendus

In temporal lobe resections (TLR) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, hippocampus (hs) sparing surgical procedures are generally considered as effective in preventing postoperative memory decline. However, with this approach, some patients may develop a postoperative shrinkage of the ipsilateral hc. We aimed to examine whether this shrinkage (further) affects verbal memory outcome.