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Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1999;73(1-4):79-83.

Long-term seizure outcome following corpus callosotomy in children.

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Sections of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The long-term outcome of pediatric patients undergoing corpus callosotomy (CC) for palliative control of medically intractable seizures is presented.

METHODS:

During a 27-year period, 43 patients, 20 years of age or younger, underwent CC for seizure palliation and had a minimum of 1 year follow-up. Seizure reduction and stability of that outcome for individual seizure types and for most disabling seizure were reviewed.

RESULTS:

Overall, 63% of the seizures documented showed a good response. For the most disabling seizure, 56% of the patients had good outcomes. Changes in outcome status occurred within the first 6 months, and outcome was largely maintained after that point.

CONCLUSION:

Callosotomy achieves the goal of seizure palliation in more than half of the patients, with stable, good outcomes being maintained in the majority of patients.

PMID:
10853106
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