Long-Term Seizure, Quality of Life, Depression, and Verbal Memory Outcomes in a
Controlled Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgical Series Using Portuguese-
Validated Instruments


- OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate long-term surgical outcomes in patients treated for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy compared with a similar group of patients who underwent a preoperative evaluation.

- METHODS: Patient interviews were conducted by an independent neuropsychologist and included a sociodemographic questionnaire and validated versions of the Beck Depression Inventory-II, Adverse Events Profile, Quality of Life in Epilepsy-31, and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test.

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