Epileptic Disorders


Pediatric epilepsy surgery: the widening spectrum of surgical candidacy Volume 1, issue 3, Septembre 1999


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Department of Neurology, Miami Children’s Hospital, 3200 SW 60th Court, Miami, Florida 33155.
  • Page(s) : 143-52
  • Published in: 2000

With many types of epilepsy now alleviated or controlled by surgery, inte-rest has shifted to other seizure types that are not traditionally amenable to surgical therapy. This trend is particularly evident at pediatric centers where seizure presentations are diverse and often extremely severe. Many present as severe electroclinical syndromes with adverse prognoses that are well studied [1, 2]. Thus, without definitive intervention, the long-term outlook for affected patients is poor, and provides justification for seeking innovative and radical solutions.