Developmental assessment-based surgical intervention for intractable epilepsies in infants and young children.

@article{Matsuzaka2001DevelopmentalAS,
  title={Developmental assessment-based surgical intervention for intractable epilepsies in infants and young children.},
  author={Toshimitsu Matsuzaka and Hiroshi Baba and Atsuko Matsuo and Akira Tsuru and Hiroyuki Moriuchi and Soichiro Tanaka and Chiyuki Kawasaki},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 Suppl 6},
  pages={9-12}
}
PURPOSE To define the most appropriate time for surgery for medically intractable epilepsies in infants and young children. METHODS First we examined retrospectively the changes in developmental quotients (DQs) during the clinical course and the clinical factors affecting the DQ in 39 consecutive patients younger than 15 years, who underwent surgical treatment for intractable epilepsy. Second, we examined prospectively five new patients for early detection of developmental arrest or… CONTINUE READING
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