chapter  23
Economics of Epilepsy Surgery in Developing Countries
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Victor Horsely on a patient with scar in the motor cortex and epilepsy, referred to him by Huglings Jockson, neurologist at National Hospital, Queen Square, Lon­ don.1 Interestingly the first patient was evaluated for surgery only clinically. No radiological and electroencephalographic studies were done. Thus epilepsy surgery began with careful clinical evaluation and a close cooperation between neurologist and neurosurgeon. Since then surgery has been accepted as a form of treatment for epilepsy. However, until recendy epilepsy surgery has been a luxury, accessible only to patients in countries with established market economies and in countries with very high economic growth.