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, 25 (3), E14

Hemispherotomy and Other Disconnective Techniques

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Hemispherotomy and Other Disconnective Techniques

Sandrine De Ribaupierre et al. Neurosurg Focus.

Abstract

The surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy has evolved as new technical innovations have been made. Hemispherotomy techniques have been developed to replace hemispherectomy in order to reduce the complication rates while maintaining good seizure control. Disconnective procedures are based on the interruption of the epileptic network rather than the removal of the epileptogenic zone. They can be applied to hemispheric pathologies, leading to hemispherotomy, but they can also be applied to posterior quadrant epilepsies, or hypothalamic hamartomas. In this paper, the authors review the literature, present an overview of the historical background, and discuss the different techniques along with their outcomes and complications.

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