An update on pediatric surgical epilepsy: Part I

Nisha Gadgil, Melissa A. LoPresti, Matthew Muir, Jeffrey M. Treiber, Marc Prablek, Patrick J. Karas, Sandi K. Lam

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Epilepsy affects many children worldwide, with drug-resistant epilepsy affecting 20-40% of all children with epilepsy. This carries a significant burden for patients and their families and is strongly correlated with poor cognitive outcomes, depression, anxiety, developmental delay, and impaired activities of daily living. For this reason, we sought to explore the role of pediatric epilepsy surgery and provide an overview of the factors contributing to epilepsy surgery planning and execution. We review the necessary preoperative evaluations, surgical indications, planning considerations, and surgical options to provide a clear pathway in the evaluation and planning of pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number257
JournalSurgical Neurology International
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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