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Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Aug;22(8):982-91. Epub 2006 Jun 30.

Anatomical hemispherectomy.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA. knfountasmd@excite.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Anatomical hemispherectomy is frequently employed in the surgical management of pediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In this chapter, we review the historical evolution of this surgical procedure, outline the indications and the criteria for selecting surgical candidates and describe the important pre-operative evaluation of the surgical candidates.

DISCUSSION:

We provide a detailed description of our surgical technique, anesthesiological considerations, and post-operative care plan. Ultimately we analyze the most common complications associated with this procedure.

CONCLUSION:

Anatomical hemispherectomy performed in carefully selected pediatric patients with medically intractable epilepsy can be a safe and efficacious surgical procedure.

PMID:
16810492
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-006-0135-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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