Seizure and cognitive outcomes of epilepsy surgery in infancy and early childhood.

@article{Ramantani2013SeizureAC,
  title={Seizure and cognitive outcomes of epilepsy surgery in infancy and early childhood.},
  author={Georgia Ramantani and Navah Ester Kadish and Karl Strobl and Armin Brandt and Angeliki Stathi and Hans Mayer and Susanne Schubert-Bast and Gert Wiegand and Rudolf Korinthenberg and Ulrich Stephani and Vera van Velthoven and J. Zentner and Andreas Schulze-Bonhage and Thomas Bast},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={498-506}
}
AIMS To investigate seizure and developmental outcomes following epilepsy surgery in very young children and determine their predictive factors. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data, surgical variables, and outcomes of 30 children under 3 years of age that underwent resection for refractory focal epilepsy in our institution in 2001-2011. RESULTS Seizure onset was in the first year of life in 27 (90%) cases and mean age at surgery was 20 months (range 5-33.6). Pathology… CONTINUE READING

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