publication . Article . 2016

Epilepsia refratária em crianças com tumores cerebrais. A urgência de neurocirurgia

Bernardino,Marília Rosa Abtibol; Funayama,Carolina; Hamad,Ana Paula Andrade; Machado,Hélio; Sakamoto,Américo; Thome,Ursula; Terra,Vera Cristina; Santos,Antonio Carlos dos; Serafani,Luciano Nader; Calixto,Nathalia Cunha; ...
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Abstract
ABSTRACT In order to verify indications for surgery, 27 patients with refractory epileptic seizures and brain tumor, aged up to 19 years at the time of surgery, were studied between 1996 and 2013 and followed up for at least one year. The mean interval between the onset of seizures and the diagnosis of the tumor was 3.6 years, and from diagnosis to the surgery, 18 months. The location of the tumor was in the temporal lobe in 16, with ganglioglioma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors being the most frequent. Among the patients, 92.5% and 90.4% were seizure-free in the first and fifth year after surgery, respectively. Twelve of 16 children were successful ...
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free text keywords: brain neoplasms, epilepsy, child, adolescent, neurosurgery, neoplasias encefálicas, epilepsia, criança, adolescente, neurocirurgia, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Ganglioglioma, medicine.disease, Brain tumor, Refractory, Neuroepithelial tumors, Refractory epilepsy, Surgery, Temporal lobe
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