Corpus callosotomy for treatment of pediatric refractory status epilepticus

Hansel M. Greiner, Jan Mendelt Tillema, Barbara E. Hallinan, Katherine Holland, Ki Hyeong Lee, Kerry R. Crone

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Abstract

Medically refractory status epilepticus (RSE) causes high morbidity and mortality in children. There are no evidence-based guidelines for treatment. Epilepsy surgery is a treatment option for RSE. We describe a 9-year-old boy treated successfully for RSE with complete corpus callosotomy (CC). Epilepsy surgery should be considered for prolonged RSE. In the absence of evidence of focal epileptogenesis, complete corpus callosotomy may be effective in select cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalSeizure
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Refractory status epilepticus
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Greiner, H. M., Tillema, J. M., Hallinan, B. E., Holland, K., Lee, K. H., & Crone, K. R. (2012). Corpus callosotomy for treatment of pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Seizure, 21(4), 307-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2012.01.010