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Parietal Lobe Epilepsy

What is parietal lobe epilepsy?

Parietal lobe epilepsy is the term for recurring seizures beginning in the parietal lobe – the section of the brain located on the top and sides of the head.

Known as the “association cortex,” the parietal lobe is responsible for connecting meaning to the brain’s functions. It is here the brain creates a visual image, sounds are recognized as words, and the sense of touch is associated with a particular object. In other words, the parietal lobe is where perception becomes reality.

Seizures beginning in the parietal lobe are rare.

How is parietal lobe epilepsy treated?

Anticonvulsants will typically be the first line of treatment offered for parietal lobe epilepsy. Should these fail to control the seizures, surgery may be a viable option.

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