Gamma knife radiosurgery for hypothalamic hamartomas in patients with medically intractable epilepsy and precocious puberty. Report of two cases.

@article{Unger2000GammaKR,
  title={Gamma knife radiosurgery for hypothalamic hamartomas in patients with medically intractable epilepsy and precocious puberty. Report of two cases.},
  author={Frank Unger and Oskar Schroettner and Klaus Haselsberger and Eva Koerner and Robert Ploier and Gerhard Pendl},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={726-31}
}
Hamartoma of the hypothalamus represents a well-known but rare cause of central precocious puberty and gelastic epilepsy. Due to the delicate site in which the tumor is located, surgery is often unsuccessful and associated with considerable risks. In the two cases presented, gamma knife radiosurgery was applied as a safe and noninvasive alternative to obtain seizure control. Two patients, a 13-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, presented with medically intractable gelastic epilepsy and… CONTINUE READING

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