According to Mr Jayasekera, this work will allow surgeons to specifically and safely map the ‘unhealthy’ seizure generating regions of the brain and will enable them to avoid the healthy parts. This would not only improve seizure control for patients post operatively, but also reduce the risk of injuring the healthy brain tissue during surgery.
Would you like to find out more about this vital work? Later this month, Ashan Jayasekera will be talking more about his project and what it means for patients with epilepsy and brain tumours in a Research Blog special for Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
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You can support vital research like Ashan Jayasekera’s project by taking part in our first-ever #Brainathlon – a new virtual event brought to you by leading neuro research charities Epilepsy Research UK, Brain Research UK and Brain Tumour Research. Run 15 miles, walk 10 miles and climb 1.2 miles (or 2.500 stairs) this April to complete the #Brainathlon challenge.
Find out how it works and how you can get involved here.