Distinguishing language and race disparities in epilepsy surgery. This study aimed to identify whether race/ethnicity and limited English proficiency impact the likelihood of pursuing surgical treatment for medically refractory epilepsy. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 213 patients with medically refractory epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis who were being considered for temporal lobectomy between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 2010 with follow-up through December 31, 2012. Culturally sensitive patient-physician communication and patient education materials might aid in surgical decision-making among minority groups.
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