The idea of surgery may be frightening. But when other treatments fail to provide adequate seizure control, your doctor may recommend surgery to help improve your loved one's condition.
Corpus callosotomy does not help reduce all seizure types
Although corpus callosotomy may be effective in reducing drop attacks, it does not work in all patients, and it usually does not help certain other seizure types.1 Complete freedom from seizures following corpus callosotomy is rare but can occur.2
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- 2. Cherian KA. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Medscape Web site. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1176735-print. Updated November 9, 2018. Accessed December 1, 2019.