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Brain surgery improves seizure control in children with drug resistant epilepsy, shows study

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4937 (Published 26 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4937
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Children and adolescents with drug resistant epilepsy who undergo surgery are significantly more likely to become free from seizures than those who continue medical therapy alone, a randomised trial has found.1

Young people with epilepsy that does not respond to drug treatment have a higher risk of poor long term intellectual and psychosocial outcomes. They are often treated with surgery that aims to reduce or stop seizures, but previous …

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