Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932


Successful Pregnancy Outcome in a Woman with Prior Temporal Lobe Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy

Gowri Dorairajan and Himabindu N

Temporal lobectomy as a treatment of intractable epilepsy is well established though rare. There is lack of literature on detailed management of pregnancy after temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy. We report one such woman who had undergone right temporal lobectomy and unco-amygdalo-hippocampectomy ten years back. The woman presented even before conception. The management during pregnancy is detailed. The course during labour is detailed. Mono therapy with newer anti-epileptics, strict surveillance during pregnancy and labour as per the guidelines can result in successful pregnancy outcome in woman with epilepsy who have undergone temporal lobe operation.