Medical intractability in children evaluated for epilepsy surgery

Jamie T. Gilman, Michael Duchowny, Prasanna Jayakar, Trevor J. Resnick

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Abstract

We assessed the value of therapeutic reevaluation and additional pharmacotherapy in medically intractable children referred for epilepsy surgery. In 21 children with antiepileptic drug treatment omissions, correcting the omission was ineffective in 19 (90%). Two children (10%), both of whom had structural lesions, achieved significant seizure control with high-dose carbamazepine monotherapy. Therapeutic reevaluation is indicated in all medically intractable children prior to epilepsy surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1341-1343
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume44
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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