J Korean Child Neurol Soc.  2018 Jun;26(2):83-92. 10.26815/jkcns.2018.26.2.83.

Applications and Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Pediatric Population

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. childlove@cnu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Medical Science, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Epilepsy is one of the world's most common neurologic disorders and epilepsy surgery is a major treatment option for intractable epilepsy in pediatric patients. Understanding the sequential steps of epilepsy surgery is important for the selection of appropriate candidate for surgery. Surgical methods in epilepsy surgery should be decided according to the results of the presurgical evaluation and they can be categorized into resective surgery and disconnective surgery. The implantation of neuromodulation is also a potential surgical approach. Here, we reviewed the current state of presurgical assessment for intractable epilepsy in pediatric patients, novel surgical procedures, and associated outcome data.

Keyword

Epilepsy; Surgery; Children

MeSH Terms

Child
Drug Resistant Epilepsy
Epilepsy*
Humans
Nervous System Diseases
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