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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 18(6); 1989 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1989;18(6): 910-915.
The Clinical Analysis of Surgical Treatment in the Medically Intractable Seizure.
Dong Sup Chung, Ki Won Sung, Jae Soo Lee, Chang Rak Choi, Jin Un Song
Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
We performed callosotomy and amygdalo-hippocampectomy in medically intractable seizure patients. Symptom duration of these patients was over 2 years and seizure was not controlled with anticonvulsants in spite of high level in drug monitoring according to their seizure type. 7 patients with generalized epilepsy were treated by anterior callosotomy and 8 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy were treated by amygdalo-hippocampectomy. Anyone of these patients were not dead and discovered permanent complications. And so these methods, anterior callostomy and amygdalo-hippocampectomy seems to be relatively safety and effective methods in treatment of medically intractable seizure.
Key Words: Anterior callosotomy; Amygdalo-hippocampectomy; Generalized epilepsy; Temporal lobe epilepsy
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