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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology