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Surgery for epilepsy

Gavin C A Fabinyi
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (9): 410-411.

Neurosurgery is now an effective treatment option for some patients with epilepsy

Gavin C A Fabinyi, FRACS, Associate Professor, and Director of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Melbourne and Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, VIC.
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