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Neurosurgical approaches to pediatric epilepsy: Indications, techniques, and outcomes of common surgical procedures

Journal title
Seizure
Publication year
2020
Author(s)
Dallas, J.; Englot, D. J.; Naftel, R. P.
Pages
76-85
Volume
77

Epilepsy is a common pediatric neurological condition, and approximately one-third of children with epilepsy are refractory to medical management. For these children neurosurgery may be indicated, but operative success is dependent on complete delineation of the epileptogenic zone. In this review, surgical techniques for pediatric epilepsy are considered. First, potentially-curative operations are discussed and broadly divided into resections and disconnections. Then, two palliative approaches to seizure control are reviewed. Finally, future neurosurgical approaches to epilepsy are considered.

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