MR-guided stereotactic laser ablation of epileptogenic foci in children

@article{Curry2012MRguidedSL,
  title={MR-guided stereotactic laser ablation of epileptogenic foci in children},
  author={Daniel J. Curry and Ashok Gowda and Roger J. McNichols and Angus A. Wilfong},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={408-414}
}
OBJECTIVE For about 30% of epilepsy patients, pharmaceutical therapy fails to control their seizures. MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) allows for real-time thermal monitoring of the ablation process and feedback control over the laser energy delivery. We report on minimally invasive surgical techniques of MRgLITT and short-term follow-up results from the first five pediatric cases in which this system was used to ablate focal epileptic lesions. METHODS We studied the… Expand
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