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Epilepsy Types of Surgery - New York Presbyterian Hospital

11/18/2014
04:23 | Author: Steven Lewis

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Epilepsy Types of Surgery - New York Presbyterian Hospital

Epilepsy surgery is very effective in cases in which the source of the seizure can be evaluation is required before epilepsy surgery is considered as an option.

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This usually happens in cases of partial (focal) seizure, but some seizures that appear to be generalized may actually have an identifiable initiation point, and therefore may be amenable to surgery. Epilepsy surgery is very effective in cases in which the source of the seizure can be precisely localized in the brain.

When the initiation point of a seizure can be traced to a particular region of a particular lobe, a portion of that lobe can be removed to prevent future seizures.

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Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Treatment Options for Intractable Seizures

11/17/2014
02:14 | Author: Allison King

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Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Treatment Options for Intractable Seizures

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers surgical care in intractable cases where doctors believe the epilepsy may be alleviated by surgery.

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Treatment Options for Epilepsy - Barrow Neurological Institute

9/16/2014
12:29 | Author: Steven Lewis

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Treatment Options for Epilepsy - Barrow Neurological Institute

A decision to consider epilepsy surgery does not mean that surgery always is possible. The evaluation may show that the patient is not a good candidate for.

The procedure is most appropriate for severe and refractory epilepsy in infants and children. Hemispherectomy is a relatively radical procedure that involves the removal of an entire cerebral hemisphere to control seizures. Candidates for hemispherectomy may have a congenital condition that affects one hemisphere or an acquired disease such as Rasmussen's encephalitis. Depending on circumstances, the neurosurgeon may perform a total anatomic hemispherectomy (complete removal of the cortical hemisphere sparing deeper structures) or a modified hemispherectomy (partial removal of cerebral hemisphere with disconnection of the remainder of the hemisphere from other brain structures).

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Corpus callosotomy is a procedure in which the corpus callosum—the largest white matter tract connecting the two halves of the brain—is surgically divided.

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Most epilepsy surgery candidates shun surgical option - Chicago

7/15/2014
02:48 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Most epilepsy surgery candidates shun surgical option - Chicago

For others, it may mean surgery. But despite a recent study showing that epilepsy surgery can be highly effective in the long term, just a fraction.

have seizures despite medication, so the number of people who might consider surgery is large — but only a few thousand surgeries are done per year," said Dr. "Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. John Stern, associate professor of neurology at the University of California at Los Angeles' Geffen School of Medicine and co-director of UCLA Seizure Disorders Center.

Surgery for the disorder has become much safer and effective. "The risk of dying from seizures is more than the risk of operation for the population of patients eligible for surgery," says Stern.

It can literally give someone their life back.".

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Types of Epilepsy Surgery - The University of Chicago Medicine

5/14/2014
04:45 | Author: Molly Young

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Types of Epilepsy Surgery - The University of Chicago Medicine

When surgery is an option, our team offers the expertise to skillfully perform several types of epilepsy surgery.

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With the help of MRI/CT/PET and fast computers, any point in the brain can be safely reached with sub-millimetric precision. In combination with different technologies, the following approaches are used at the University of Chicago Medicine, offering minimally invasive ways to provide long-term seizure control and avoid the risks associated with open brain surgery: Back to top. Stereotactic epilepsy surgery is minimally invasive and employs a three-dimensional coordinate system applied to the brain by attaching a frame to the head.

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