Hemispherectomy for intractable epilepsy in adults: the first reported series.

@article{McClelland2007HemispherectomyFI,
  title={Hemispherectomy for intractable epilepsy in adults: the first reported series.},
  author={Shearwood McClelland and Robert E. Maxwell},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={
          372-6
        }
}
  • Shearwood McClelland, Robert E. Maxwell
  • Published in Annals of neurology 2007
  • Medicine
  • Hemispherectomy for intractable unihemispheric epilepsy (IUE) has long been established in pediatric patients. This study reports the first series examining hemispherectomy exclusively in adult patients (>18 years old). Nine adults with IUE underwent hemispherectomy at the University of Minnesota. All patients had unilateral hemiplegia and visual field loss. Seven patients (77.8%) were Engel class I/II at last follow-up. Five (83.3%) of the six patients with >30 years of follow-up were seizure… CONTINUE READING

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