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Neurology. 2002 Jul 9;59(1):129-31.

Intractable epilepsy in vascular congenital hemiparesis: clinical features and surgical options.

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Departments of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.

Abstract

Forty-one patients with vascular congenital hemiplegia and intractable epilepsy were reviewed. Most had severe hemiparesis, mental retardation, porencephaly, and focal epilepsy. Thirty-three were considered surgical candidates and 25 underwent surgery. Seizure freedom and significant seizure reduction were achieved in 12 of 13 patients after functional hemispherectomy, 4 of 6 after temporal lobectomy, 2 of 2 with extratemporal focal resections, 1 of 3 with corpus callosotomy, and 1 with porencephalic cyst drainage.

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