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Hemispherectomy

A neurosurgical procedure that removes or disconnects the epileptogenic CEREBRAL CORTEX of a hemisphere. Hemispherectomy is usually performed for patients with intractable unilateral EPILEPSY due to malformations of cortical development or brain lesions. Depending on the epileptogenic area in the hemisphere, cortical removal can be total or partial.
Also Known As:
Functional Hemispherectomy; Partial Hemispherectomy; Total Hemispherectomy; Hemispherectomy, Functional; Hemispherectomy, Partial; Hemispherectomy, Total
Networked: 472 relevant articles (50 outcomes, 40 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results

Experts

1. Mathern, Gary W: 13 articles (10/2015 - 02/2004)
2. Wyllie, Elaine: 9 articles (10/2013 - 01/2002)
3. Gupta, Ajay: 7 articles (10/2013 - 09/2005)
4. Kotagal, Prakash: 7 articles (10/2013 - 09/2005)
5. Di Rocco, C: 7 articles (12/2009 - 10/2000)
6. Chugani, Harry T: 6 articles (12/2015 - 07/2006)
7. Bingaman, William: 6 articles (10/2013 - 02/2009)
8. Rutka, James T: 5 articles (11/2015 - 12/2010)
9. Vinters, Harry V: 5 articles (02/2006 - 04/2002)
10. Sood, Sandeep: 4 articles (12/2015 - 12/2008)

Related Diseases

1. Seizures (Seizure)
2. Epilepsy (Aura)
3. Malformations of Cortical Development
4. Encephalitis (Encephalitis, Rasmussen)
5. Hemiplegia (Spastic Hemiplegia)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)
2. Phenytoin (Dilantin)
3. Phenobarbital (Luminal)
4. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
5. topiramate (Topamax)
6. lamotrigine (Lamictal)
7. gabapentin (Neurontin)
8. etiracetam (levetiracetam)
9. Vigabatrin
10. Steroids

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Hemispherectomy
2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
3. Relaxation Therapy
4. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
5. Surgical Equipment