mesial temporal sclerosis
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mesial temporal sclerosisA condition characterised by induration of the middle temporal lobe, associated with cortical dysplasia and intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.
Major cerebral trauma, infection, febrile illness in childhood; most patients are seizure-free after ablative surgery.
mesial temporal sclerosisAbbreviation: MTS
Atrophy of neurons and scarring in the temporal lobe of the brain, typically in the hippocampus. It is both a cause and an effect of temporal lobe epilepsy. Some patients with focal seizures and a clearly defined area of MTS have significant improvement in seizure activity when the affected area of the temporal lobe is surgically removed.
See also: sclerosis