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Descriptor in English: Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
Descriptor in Spanish: Lobectomía Temporal Anterior
Descriptor in Portuguese: Lobectomia Temporal Anterior
Descriptor in French: Lobectomie temporale antérieure
Entry term(s): Lobectomy, Anterior Temporal
Tree number(s): E04.043
E04.525.044
Scope note: A neurosurgical procedure that removes the anterior TEMPORAL LOBE including the medial temporal structures of CEREBRAL CORTEX; AMYGDALA; HIPPOCAMPUS; and the adjacent PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS. This procedure is generally used for the treatment of intractable temporal epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE).
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2003
See also the descriptors: Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe MeSH
DeCS UI: 37568
Descriptor UI: D038481
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/02
Revision Date: 2017/06/02
Anterior Temporal Lobectomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0416070
Scope note A neurosurgical procedure that removes the anterior TEMPORAL LOBE including the medial temporal structures of CEREBRAL CORTEX; AMYGDALA; HIPPOCAMPUS; and the adjacent PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS. This procedure is generally used for the treatment of intractable temporal epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE).
Preferred term Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
Entry term(s) Lobectomy, Anterior Temporal



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