Bilateral epilepsy surgery in a 4-year-old child

András Fogarasi, M. Neuwirth, M. Hegyi, Z. Siegler, P. Barsi, Z. Gyorsok, J. Janszky, G. Madarassy, L. Bognár

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Objective: Reports on bilateral epilepsy surgical interventions are anecdotal because of the possible neurological deficits caused by them. Methods: We report on a four-year-old amaurotic child with catastrophic epilepsy due to bilateral occipital cortical dysplasia. After video-EEG monitoring and intraoperative electrocorticography he underwent a two-step bilateral occipital lobectomy. Results: The first resection resulted in only temporary seizure cessation; however, he became seizure-free after the second operation (follow-up: 20 months). Conclusion: Patients with catastrophic epilepsy due to bilateral epileptogenic lesions but without a high risk of additional post-surgical deficit may be good candidates for epilepsy surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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