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Clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of low-grade epilepsy-associated brain tumors.

BACKGROUND: Low-grade epilepsy-associated brain tumors (LEATs) are found to be the second most common lesion-related epilepsy. Malignant potential of LEATs is very low and the overall survival is good, so the focus of treatment is focused more on seizure outcome rather than oncological prognosis.

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors of seizure outcomes after resection in patients with LEATs.

DESIGN: A retrospective study.

METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with LEATs who underwent resective surgery in our three epilepsy centers between October 2010 and April 2023 with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Demography, clinical characters, neurophysiology, and molecular neuropathology were assessed for association with postoperative seizure outcomes at 1-, 2-, and 5-year follow-up. Synthetic minority oversampling technique (SMOTE) algorithm model was performed to handle the imbalance of data distribution. Gaussian Naïve Bayes (GNB) algorithms were created as a basis for classifying outcomes according to observation indicators.

RESULTS: A total of 111 patients were enrolled in the cohort. The most common pathology was ganglioglioma ( n  = 37, 33.3%). The percentage of patients with seizure freedom was 91.0% (101/111) at 1-year follow-up, 87.5% (77/88) at 2-year follow-up, and 79.1% (53/67) at 5-year follow-up. Partial resection had a significantly poor seizure outcome compared to total resection and supratotal resection ( p  < 0.05). The epileptiform discharge on post-resective intraoperative electrocorticography (ECoG) or postoperative scalp electroencephalography (EEG) were negative factors on postoperative seizure freedom at 1-, 2-, or 5-year follow-ups ( p  < 0.05). The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve value of the GNB-SMOTE model was 0.95 (95% CI, 0.876-1.000), 0.892 (95% CI, 0.656-0.934), and 0.786 (95% CI, 0.491-0.937) at 1-, 2-, and 5-year follow-up, respectively.

CONCLUSION: The partial resection, post-resective intraoperative ECoG, and postoperative scalp EEG were valuable indicators of poor seizure outcomes. The utilization of post-resective intraoperative ECoG is beneficial to improve seizure outcomes. Based on the data diversity and completeness of three medical centers, a multivariate correlation analysis model was established based on GNB algorithm.

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