Introduction: The long-term outcome of pediatric patients undergoing corpus callosotomy (CC) for palliative control of medically intractable seizures is presented. Methods: During a 27-year period, 43 patients, 20 years of age or younger, underwent CC for seizure palliation and had a minimum of 1 year follow-up. Seizure reduction and stability of that outcome for individual seizure types and for most disabling seizure were reviewed. Results: Overall, 63% of the seizures documented showed a good response. For the most disabling seizure, 56% of the patients had good outcomes. Changes in outcome status occurred within the first 6 months, and outcome was largely maintained after that point. Conclusion: Callosotomy achieves the goal of seizure palliation in more than half of the patients, with stable, good outcomes being maintained in the majority of patients. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology