Hemimegalencephaly and intractable epilepsy: complications of hemispherectomy and their correlations with the surgical technique. A report on 15 cases.

@article{Rocco2000HemimegalencephalyAI,
  title={Hemimegalencephaly and intractable epilepsy: complications of hemispherectomy and their correlations with the surgical technique. A report on 15 cases.},
  author={Concezio Di Rocco and Aldo Iannelli},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={198-207}
}
Hemispherectomy is required in most cases of hemimegalencephaly in order to control epilepsy refractory to medical treatment. Although there is a general agreement on the effectiveness of the procedure in controlling the seizure disorder, the choice of the surgical technique is still a subject of debate. In particular, anatomical hemispherectomy is blamed to be associated with a higher incidence of surgical complications, namely hydrocephalus and hemosiderosis, than other less ablative… CONTINUE READING