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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jul 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology