Medical intractability in children evaluated for epilepsy surgery Article

Gilman, JT, Duchowny, M, Jayakar, P et al. (1994). Medical intractability in children evaluated for epilepsy surgery . 44(7), 1341-1343. 10.1212/wnl.44.7.1341



cited authors

  • Gilman, JT; Duchowny, M; Jayakar, P; Resnick, TJ

fiu authors

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 isindicated in all medically intractable children prior to epilepsy surgery. © 1994 American Academy of Neurology.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1341

end page

  • 1343

volume

  • 44

issue

  • 7