Table 1 Characteristics of the 175 patients in our cohort

Characteristicsn (%)*MedianRange
* Percentages may not always sum to 100 because of rounding.
† Three resections included the occipital lobe, two the parietal, and two both the parietal and the occipital.
‡ This resection included the parietal lobe.
§ All resections included the occipital lobe.
∥ Includes five patients with a second lesion: four developmental and one with an unspecified cyst.
¶ Includes two cases of apparent trauma, two cases of perivascular infiltrates thought to represent viral encephalitis, and one case each of cysticercosis, encephalolith, and sclerosing angiomatous proliferation.
DPE = duration of preoperative epilepsy; MTS = mesial temporal sclerosis.
Gender
    Male91 (52)
Side of surgery
    Right78 (45)
Lobe resected
    Temporal only140 (80)
    Temporal plus7 (4)
    Frontal only12 (7)
    Frontal plus1 (0.6)
    Parietal only5 (3)
    Parietal plus§3 (2)
    Occipital only7 (4)
Age at surgery, y27.63.1 –54.7
    3–122 (1)
    13–1934 (19)
    20–2967 (39)
    ≥3071 (41)
DPE, y16.30.18 –44.3
    <20108 (64)
    20–3042 (25)
    >3020 (12)
Pathology
    MTS78 (45)
    Tumor44 (25)
    Developmental16 (9)
    Vascular6 (3)
    Normal22 (13)
    Other7 (4)
Follow-up duration, y8.03.1 –20.0